The Ants of Africa
Genus Microdaceton
Microdaceton exornatum Santschi

Microdaceton exornatum Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Microdaceton exornatum n. sp., Santschi, 1913g: 478, worker; Santschi, 1914e: 33, illustrated, worker) Zululand, Tragardh
junior synonyms
laevior (Microdaceton exornatum laevior n. var., Arnold, 1948: 225, worker & queen) from South Africa, Zululand, J C Faure
leakeyi (Microdaceton leakeyi n. sp., Patrizi, 1947: 219, illustrated, holotype queen) from Kenya, Olorgasalie, iv.1945, Patrizi - worker described by Bernard (1953: 253) - see
Worker and queen described. A specimen from South Africa is pictured in Hôlldobler & Wilson (1990, page 112) .

{Microdaceton exornatum}Santschi's (1913g) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1914e) illustrated description is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 384) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Patrizi's (1947) illustrated description of the leakeyi queen is at {original description}. Arnold's (1948: 225) note, with a description of laevior, is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1983) is at {original description}

{Microdaceton exornatum}WORKER - TL 3.0-4.0 mm; very wide postpetiole, almost as wide as base of first gastral tergite; first gastral tergite with basal costulae; colour yellow, appendages paler (Bolton, 1983: 402, illustrated, profile, and dorsal view of pedicel and base of gaster).

No definite West African records - see Microdaceton bernardi ("leakeyi") from Guinea - above.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Microdaceton exornatum
B Taylor det.

V Grebennikov

Usambara Mts
5°05' S
38°38' E
Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, 2200 m

{Microdaceton exornatum}The photomontage is of a worker from Usambara Mts, Tanzania, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge; 2200 m, collector Vasily Grebennikov, 9-11.x.2002.

{Microdaceton exornatumThe photomontage is collated from

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