Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypoponera opaciceps (Mayr, 1887), Ponera opaciceps. Redescribed by Smith (1936) and Kempf (1962)
The largest of our Hypoponera, 3.5-4mm in body length. Has a rather broad head with rounded sides in dorsal view, and the petiole in side view looks blocky, i.e., front and rear faces parallel, vertical.
Neotropic, nearctic and southeast Asia and Polynesia.
forested habitat where it nests opportunistically and forages in and around rotting logs, soil and leaf litter