The Ants of Africa
Genus Calyptomyrmex
Calyptomyrmex clavatus Weber

Calyptomyrmex clavatus Weber

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Kenya (Calyptomyrmex (Calyptomyrmex) clavatus, new species, Weber, 1952: 23, illustrated, worker; Bolton, 1981a: 65, queen) near Tanzania border, 125'S 3510'E, N A Weber, 27.i.1948 - no images on Antweb (September 2014)
Worker and queen only known (Bolton, 1981a, illustrated, dorsum of pedicel and base of gaster) .


{Calyptomyrmex clavatus}{Calyptomyrmex clavatus}Weber's (1952) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}

Collected as on card; also known from Ethiopia, at Harrar (collector unknown) and Zare, Yangambi, by M. Maldague (Bolton, 1981a).


Calyptomyrmex clavatusThe photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0178287&shot=p1&project=kenyaants, where it appears as Calyptomyrmex brunneus, which I think was a misidentification. The postpetiole is slightly larger than the petiole but that is as shown in Bolton's drawing (above).  The anterior clypeal margin does not fit the description for either of the southern African species clavisetus and brunneus.
See also http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0217138 - a further fresh worker from Kenya.
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