The Ants of Africa
Genus Cataulacus
Cataulacus lobatus Mayr

Cataulacus lobatus Mayr

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Cameroun (Cataulacus lobatus nov. spec., Mayr, 1895: 126, illustrated, worker) collected at Kriegsschiffhafen, by Brauns, 15.iii.1892; also known from Zare - the remains of the type worker, alitrunk only, can be seen at https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0919588; worker only known .


{Cataulacus lobatus}Mayr's (1895) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1974a) is at {original description}


{Cataulacus lobatus}WORKER - TL 6.1 mm, distinguished as in key by lobed postpetiole (Bolton, 1974a: 23, illustrated full face head and dorsal alitrunk).

It (as Cataulachus lobata) was among the non-dominant species recorded in the Cameroun forest canopy studies at Campo by Dejean and colleagues. They noted it as nesting in the middle stratum only (hollowed branches) with 12 findings on 30 trees examined (9 findings were on the tree Dialium pachyphyllum, of which 15 were examined).


Cataulacus lobatusThe photomontage of a worker from Cameroun (label by Bolton) is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0280804

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