The Ants of Africa
Genus Anochetus
Anochetus siphneus Brown

Anochetus siphneus Brown

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Brown, 1978c: 608, illustrated, worker), from Bandama River gallery forest, Lamto, (W.H. Gotwald & R. Schaefer) worker only described. Paratypes from Banco Forest, three workers (W.L. Brown). .

{Anochetus siphneus}Brown's (1978c) description is at {original description}. Described as restricted to the West African forest belt.

{Anochetus siphneus} Nigeria specimens (as Anochetus jonesi, Taylor, 1976: 13). WORKER. TL 3.93 mm, HL 0.93, HW 0.93, SL 0.78, PW 0.47
Overall colour yellow-brown, shiny. Head sparsely punctate with sparse pubescence. Pronotum sparsely punctate. Propodeum lightly rugose with a pair of prominent lateral teeth. Petiolar node a scale with a distinctly concave apex, except for the Nigerian specimens which have a flat to ovoid apex. Eyes small, length 0.08 mm.
Collected at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, under fallen banana stem (B. Bolton). The drawn specimen was collected from cocoa leaf litter at CRIN (B. Bolton).

From Ghana, at CRIG, on mud under dead leaf (B. Bolton).

{Anochetus siphneus}The photomontage is of the holotype. The original photographs, together with enlarged images, are from the MCZ, Harvard University, website at

Oxford University Museum specimens

Anochetus siphneus
B Taylor det.

Y Braet
Gabon 150
0034' N
0919' E 
Leaf litter, winkler funnel

{Anochetus siphneus}The photomontage is of a specimen Gabon; Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 150).

2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.