Stigma Ants

Official Name

Pseudoponera

Size

3 to 5 mm

Color

Yellowish in Color

Geographical Location

Fount in Southern United States through South America and Caribbean.

Common Household Location

Wood, Kitchen and Floor

Identifying Characteristics

  • "The worker and female of P. stigma are difficult to confuse with any of the other species ponerines, based on the small number of mandibular teeth and broadly rounded subpetiolar process and the poorly developed horizontal carina on the clypeus."
  • "Pseudoponera stigma is similar to Pseudoponera succedanea. Workers of P. stigma can be separated as they are slightly larger (total length > 4 mm, 4 mm or less in P. succedanea)"

Official Name

Pseudoponera

Size

3 to 5 mm

Color

Yellowish in Color

Geographical Location

Fount in Southern United States through South America and Caribbean.

Common Household Location

Wood, Kitchen and Floor

Identifying Characteristics

  • "The worker and female of P. stigma are difficult to confuse with any of the other species ponerines, based on the small number of mandibular teeth and broadly rounded subpetiolar process and the poorly developed horizontal carina on the clypeus."
  • "Pseudoponera stigma is similar to Pseudoponera succedanea. Workers of P. stigma can be separated as they are slightly larger (total length > 4 mm, 4 mm or less in P. succedanea)"

Notes

Pseudoponera species are small to medium-sized and found in tropical regions of the Americas and from China south to Australia. The genus currently contains 6 species.Pseudoponera is a small genus of cryptobiotic huntress ants. One common Neotropical species, P. stigma has become established in warmer climates worldwide.