Phrynoponera bequaerti

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Phrynoponera bequaerti
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P. bequaerti worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Phrynoponera
Species: P. bequaerti
Binomial name
Phrynoponera bequaerti
Wheeler, 1922

Phrynoponera bequaerti is an Afrotropical species of ant in the subfamily Ponerinae. The species is almost as common and widespread as Phrynoponera gabonensis and by far the smallest species in the genus. P. bequaerti is easily recognized by its size, lack of clypeal teeth and short, broad funicular segments. Unlike P. gabonensis and P. sveni, P. bequaerti has not been found in termitaries.[1]

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