The Ants of Africa
Genus Cardiocondyla
Cardiocondyla wroughtonii Forel

Cardiocondyla wroughtonii Forel

return to key - Seifert Key return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location India (Emeryia Wroughtonii n. sp., Forel, 1890b: cxi, ergatoid male; Forel, 1903a: 689, worker & queen) Poona - see below
junior synonyms (all Seifert, 2003: 269)
bicolor (Donisthorpe, 1930b: 366, worker) from Taiwan - see
bimaculata (W M Wheeler, 1929g: 434, worker & queen) from Taiwan - no images on Antweb (March 2015)
chlorotica (Cardiocondyla emeryi For. ssp. chlorotica n. ssp., Menozzi, 1930b: 84, worker & queen) from Somalia, Villagio Duca degli Abruzzi, x. 1936 - no images on Antweb (March 2015)
hawaiensis (Forel, 1899a: 119, worker) from Hawaii - see
quadraticeps (Forel, 1912n: 57, worker) from Singapore - specimen lost see -
(Bolton, 1982) .

{Cardiocondyla wroughtonii}Forel's (1890b) description is at {original description}. Menozzi's (1930b) description of chlorotica is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1982) is at {original description}.

{Cardiocondyla wroughtonii}Seifert's modern description (2003) is at {original description} and {original description}

{Cardiocondyla wroughtonii} The photomontage of a cotype is collated from

{Cardiocondyla wroughtonii} The photomontage is collated from Collection Information: Specimen Code CASENT0102969; Locality Kenya: Kajiado; Collection codes: ANTC5331 Date: Oct 1999; Collected by: J.Saiboku.

Bolton (1982: 317, illustrated), has other records from Tanzania and Somalia. Seifert (2003) reported measuring a worker specimen from Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, xii.1978 (presumably that reported by Bolton), Under C. obscurior, Seifert reported investigating a worker specimen from Kaijado, x.1999, Kenya; no collector was given. It seems highly unlikely that the collection was not the same as that from which the Antweb specimen came and, if so, Seifert's report seems erroneous. The Antweb specimen has the features, gaster colouration, etc., of wroughtonii. It also ties in with the other reports from East Africa.

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