family

FORMICIDAE

subfamily

Ponerinae


Children

Cryptopone sauteri
Cryptopone tengu


Key to Species

Worker Ants


ITIS

 

Cryptopone

Hymenoptera On-Line

 

Cryptopone

FORMIS

 

Cryptopone

CSIRO

  Cryptopone



genus

Cryptopone


Display Mode

Shape
Real Size
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Japanese Name

Togezune-hari-ari-zoku

Original Reference

Emery, C. (1893) Untitled contribution introduced by, "M.C. Emery, de Bologne, envoie les diagnoses de cinq nouveaux genres de Formicides." Bulletin Bimensuel de la Société Entomologique de France 1892 No. 20: cclxxv-cclxxvii.

Description

Medium-sized ponerine ants. Body color yellow to blackish brown. Eyes small to absent (present in the Japanese species). Palpal formula 2:2 or less. Mandibles each with a small pit near its base, on the outer surface. Outer portions of middle tibiae with many stout setae. Middle and hind tibiae each with 2 spurs, one pectinate, the other spinose.

Remarks

Cryptopone is distributed in tropical and subtropical Asia (around 18 species) and North America (1 species). It is represented by 2 species in Japan.

References

  • Untitled contribution introduced by, "M.C. Emery, de Bologne, envoie les diagnoses de cinq nouveaux genres de Formicides." Bulletin Bimensuel de la Société Entomologique de France 1892 No. 20: cclxxv-cclxxvii.

Editor

Original text by Mamoru Terayama and Keiichi Onoyama. English translation by Mamoru Terayama, edited by Robert W. Taylor.