The Ants of Africa
Genus Hypoponera
Hypoponera muscicola (Weber)

Hypoponera muscicola (Weber)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Sudan (Ponera muscicola, sp. nov., Weber, 1942: 45, illustrated, queen) from Mount Imatong, collected by the author; queen only described (new combination in Hypoponera, in Bolton, 1995) .

Bolton & Fisher (2011: 43) place it as a junior synonym of Hypoponera dulcis; however, they refer to queens and males without offering any descriptions.

{Hypoponera muscicola}Weber's (1942a) description is at {original description}.

QUEEN (after Bernard, 1952) - TL 3.2 mm; colour brown; scape short, not surpassing the occiput; mandibles with 9-10 irregular teeth, clypeus with an angled anterior margin.

In Bernard's (1952) key to species from West Africa, but no details given other than the note "(queens) des Monts Imatong".

2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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