Contents The Ants of Africa
Mosaics - Nigeria - Results of ant surveys in Nigeria, 1975-76

Ant incidence as % occurrence (data from Taylor, 1977; Taylor & Adedoyin, 1978). A = arboreal species; T = terrestrial species. In the original papers Camponotus f. dorsalis was used for what I now believe to be Camponotus haereticus.

Species CRIN survey, 4898 trees 76-farm survey, 3800 trees kola, 100 trees cashew, 150 trees coffee, 200 bushes oil palm, 100 trees plantain, 50 stools indigenous trees, 100 trees species habit and nest site
Oecophylla longinoda 18.3 33.1 17 -- 46 2 -- 23 A - Woven nest of soft leaves
Pheidole megacephala 14.1 12.6 2 23.3 15 57 30 10 AT - In ground or soil/debris in crevices/leaf axils
Pheidole nigeriensis (Pheidole sp B) with Ph.m 1.1 -- 3.4 -- 7 12 2 A - In crevices or rot-holes on trees
Tetramorium aculeatum 3.2 14.4 13 0.7 3 -- -- 12 A - Felt on underside of large leaves
Crematogaster (Atopogyne) africana 10 11.9 -- -- -- -- -- 23 A - Large carton nest on big trees
Crematogaster (Atopogyne) depressa with Cr.af. with Cr.af. -- -- -- -- -- 9 A - Large carton nest on big trees
Crematogaster (Atopogyne) clariventris 0.7 8.2 5 -- -- -- -- 1 A - Large carton nest on tree trunks, inc. cocoa
Lepisiota guineensis (Acantholepis sp. undet. (1) + Lepisiota cacozela (Acantholepis sp. T2) 9.1 11.6 19 10 12 46 42 3 TA - In dead wood or in soil
Camponotus acvapimensis 4.5 4.3 43 64.7 42 5 46 15 T - In insolated ground
Odontomachus troglodytes 2.5 1.3 -- 0.7 9 28 8 3 T - In soil amongst tree roots
Crematogaster (Cr.) painei (Crematogaster sp. A1) 1.1 4.7 -- 0.7 3 -- -- -- A - In dead wood on trees
Camponotus maculatus 2.5 -- -- -- -- 4 -- 2 T - In soil or dead wood on ground
Camponotus haereticus 0.5 1.5 8 0.7 -- -- 2 12 A - In dead wood on trees
Cataulacus guineensis 1.4 3.6 5 -- 1 -- -- 14 A - In dead wood on trees
Plagiolepis brunni 0.8 7.4 1 0.7 -- 1 -- 3 A - In dead wood or under bark on trees
Camponotus vividus 1 2.2 -- -- 0.5 -- -- 15 A - In dead wood on trees
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) striatula -- -- 17 -- 11.5 -- -- -- A - In dead wood on trees
Tetraponera triangularis -- 1.5 6 0.7 1.5 -- -- 2 A - In dead wood or twigs on trees
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) nigeriensis (?gabonensis) 0.5 2.4 5 0.7 -- -- -- 9 A - Under flaky bark
Camponotus flavomarginatus -- -- 3 13.3 0.5 1 -- 2 T - In soil
Paratrechina zelotypa (Paratrechina sp. 1) -- -- -- -- 3.5 1 -- -- T - In leaf litter or dead wood on ground
Total number of other species 29 -- 8 4 4 8 2 5
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