Paraponera clavata

Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum, pp. -1--1: 100-101

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Paraponera clavata


1. Paraponera clavata  HNS  . Pl. VII. fig. 6. B.M.

Formica clavata, Fabr.  HNS  Syst. Ent. 394. 18 [[worker]]; Ent. Syst. ii. 360. 44; Syst. Piez. 410. 61.

Formica armata, Oliv.  HNS  Encycl. Meth. vi. 498. 42.

Formica spininoda, Latr.  HNS  Hist. Nat. Fourm. 207 [[queen]] [[worker]].

Ponera tarsalis, Perty  HNS  , Del. An. Art, 135. t. xxxvii. f. 2 [[queen]].

Ponera clavata, Erichs  HNS  . Faun, et Flo. Brit. Guiana, iii. 592.

Hab. South America (Napo); Brazil (Para).

The male of this species resembles the female in the form of the abdomen and node of the peduncle, they are, however, smoother and more highly polished; all the specimens which I have examined are of a paler colour, being more or less obscurely ferruginous; the head narrower than the thorax, the eyes large and prominent, and the antennae three-fourths of the length of the body.