Ponera pennsylvanica

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Ponera pennsylvanica
P. pennsylvanica queen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Genus: Ponera
Species: P. pennsylvanica
Binomial name
Ponera pennsylvanica
(Latreille, 1804)

Ponera pennsylvanica is a species of ant that is usually found in mesic forests in the Eastern United States. The species' nests are usually found under rotting logs, in rotting stumps or logs, in acorns, in soil, and in leaf mold.[1] Ant colonies usually have no more than 100 worker ants.[2]


  1. ^ "Ponera pennsylvanica". Mississippi Entomological Museum. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Species: Ponera pennsylvanica". Ant Web. Retrieved 2009-09-15.