The Ants of Africa
Genus Hypoponera
Hypoponera transvaalensis (Arnold)

Hypoponera transvaalensis (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Ponera transvaalensis n. sp., Arnold, 1947: 132, illustrated, worker) - no type images on Antweb (January 2015)

Worker only described (new combination in Hypoponera, in Bolton, 1995) .

{Hypoponera transvaalensis}Arnold's (1947) description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 5.5 mm; dark brown head almost black

Bolton & Fisher's re-description can be found in

Curiously, they make no reference to the worker shown below and do not provide any illustration.

{Hypoponera transvaalensis} The photomontage is collated from (where the tone seems to be too red and I have applied a correction). Note this specimen appears to be smaller than described by Arnold (1947) but the general form and characters are a match.

2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.