The Ants of Africa
Genus Cataulacus
Cataulacus striativentris Santschi

Cataulacus striativentris Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Zaïre (Cataulacus Wissmanni For. v. striativentris n. sp., Santschi, 1924b: 219, worker; raised to species by Bolton, 1974a, not illustrated), collected at Ubangi, Banzyville, by R. P. Augustin - see below
subspecies donisthorpei (Cataulacus donisthorpei n. sp., Santschi, 1937a: 61, worker) from Kenya - see below
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1924b) description is at {original description}, Bolton commented that the comparison to wissmanni was misleading as the original description of the latter was inaccurate. Santschi's (1937a) description of donisthorpei is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1974a) is at {original description}

WORKER - TL 3.6-3.7 mm; HL 0.90-0.94; HW 0.86-0.88; PW 0.70; SL 0.48; a large-eyed species, dorsum of petiole and postpetiole longitudinally rugose; first gastral tergite very densely longitudinally rugose; simple blunt erect hairs on all dorsal surfaces (Bolton, 1974a, not illustrated).

Bolton also recorded it from Zaïre, at Haut Uele, Moto, 1920, by L. Burgeon.

Cataulacus striativentrisThe photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Cataulacus striativentrisThe photomontage of the holotype of donisthorpei is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Cataulacus striativentris
B Taylor det.

E Zassi

03°20'12.0" S
015°28'43.6" E
Village Mah; 24h pitfall trap


{Cataulacus striativentris}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Réserve de Lésio-Louna, S 03°21'04.9" E 015°29'28.6"; 6-7.ii.2008; nsp 64; pitfall trap 07, t 2; Village Mah; collected by Eric Zassi.

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