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Hypoponera punctatissima


  • Reddish brown in colour.
  • Workers 1/16" long.
  • 1 large segment at the pedicel.
  • 1st two segments of the abdomen are constricted.
  • Sting present.


  • Little is known about the life cycle.


  • Workers forage randomly and lay no trails as live prey are hunted, especially springtails. Rarely seen outdoors.
  • Swarming characteristics — will swarm all year round. Winged adults are often found in electric fly killers.
  • Nest locations — damp residues and debris. Crevices around drains and behind broken wall tiles.

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