The Ants of Africa
Genus Messor
Messor tropicorum Wheeler

Messor tropicorum Wheeler

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Angola (Messor barbarus L., subsp. capensis Mayr, var. tropicorum n. var., Forel, 1910e: 444, worker; name as var of capensis used by Wheeler, 1922: 805) Mossamedes; ex Baum & Van der kellen
junior synonyms
laevifrons (Messor denticornis For. var. laevifrons n. var., Stitz, 1923: 148, worker) from Namibia, Usakos; iv-vi.1911 - no images on Antweb (January 2015)
nigriventris (Messor braunsi For. v. nigriventris n. var., Stitz, 1923, 150, worker) from Namibia, Walfish Bay; - no images on Antweb (January 2015)
See Bolton (1982: 354, not illustrated) .

Forel's (1910e) description is at {original description}. Stitz's (1923) description of laevifrons is at {original description} Stitz's (1923) description of nigriventris is at {original description} Bolton's modern description (1982) is at {original description}.

{Messor tropicorum}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

2007, 2008, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.