The Ants of Africa
Ants collected in north-eastern Tanzania by Vasily Grebennikov, 2002

See http://www.zin.ru/Animalia/Coleoptera/addpages/grebenn/index.html for information on Vasily Grebennikov. The page has links to his descriptions of the three collecting areas.

* New records for Tanzania

Subfamily Species Collection Date Collector Location Notes
Cerapachyinae Cerapachys kenyensis 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m * Consani (1951) - type record from Kenya
Cerapachyinae Cerapachys lamborni 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m * Crawley (1923a) - type record from Malawi, also from southern Sudan
Cerapachyinae Cerapachys sudanensis 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m * Weber (1942a) - type record from southern Sudan, also from Zimbabwe & Nigeria
Cerapachyinae Cerapachys faurei 03-08.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m; 2 specimens * Arnold (1949) - type record from SA
Myrmicinae Crematogaster (Crematogaster) rufigena 03-08.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m * Arnold (1958) - type record from Zimbabwe
Myrmicinae Microdaceton exornatum 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m * Santschi (1913g) - South & East Africa
Myrmicinae Monomorium fasciatum 19-21.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov Uluguru Mts, W slope between Tchenzema village & Lukwangule Plateau, 2200 m; one specimen in tube with Strumigenys ulugurensis * Santschi (1920b) - type record only from Kenya
Myrmicinae Myrmicaria fusca 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m Stitz (1911b) - eastern Africa
Myrmicinae Oligomyrmex perpusillus 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m; minor Emery (1895h) - southern & eastern Africa
Myrmicinae Pheidole crassinoda 03-08.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m; minor Emery (1895h) - eastern & southern Africa, also Congo
Myrmicinae Pheidole rotundata 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m - 2 specimens, major Forel (1894b) - eastern & southern Africa
Myrmicinae Pheidole strator 12-16.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR Headquarters; S 505' E 3838', 950 m; minor * Forel (1910c) - East African
Myrmicinae Pristomyrmex usambarensis 03-08.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m * new species
Myrmicinae Pyramica (Serrastruma) concolor 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m Santschi (1914d) - pan-African
Myrmicinae Pyramica (Serrastruma) concolor 12-16.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR Headquarters; S 505' E 3838'; 950 m; * Santschi (1914d) - pan-African
Myrmicinae Pyramica (Serrastruma) simoni 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m * Emery (1895h) - pan-African
Myrmicinae Pyramica (Smithistruma) nykara 03-08.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov Tanzania, West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m * Bolton (1983) - type record from Zimbabwe
Myrmicinae Strumigenys londianensis (variety) 19-21.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov Uluguru Mts, W slope between Tchenzema village & Lukwangule Plateau, 2200 m; several specimens * Patrizi (1946)- Kenya (montane species)
Myrmicinae Strumigenys rogeri 03-08.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov Tanzania, West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m * Emery(1890b) - pantropical tramp (even in hothouses in UK)
Myrmicinae Strumigenys rukha 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m * Bolton (1983)- Kenya & Uganda
Myrmicinae Strumigenys ulugurensis 19-21.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov Uluguru Mts, W slope between Tchenzema village & Lukwangule Plateau, 2200 m; nest contents with several specimens * new species
Myrmicinae Tetramorium dogieli 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m - 2 specimens * Karavaiev (1931d) - Kenya
Myrmicinae Tetramorium simillimum 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m F. Smith (1851) - pan-Global tramp
Myrmicinae Tetramorium simillimum 03-08.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m; 2 specimens F. Smith (1851) - pan-Global tramp
Myrmicinae Tetramorium amaniensis 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m - 2 specimens * new species
Myrmicinae Tetramorium amaniensis 12-16.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov E. Usambara Mts, Amani NR Headquarters; S 505' E 3838'; 950 m as above
Myrmicinae Tetramorium (Triglyphothrix) grebennikovi 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m - 2 specimens * new species
Ponerinae Anochetus katonae 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m Forel (1907a) - type location Moshi, Tanzania; pan-African
Ponerinae Hypoponera abyssinica 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m * Santschi (1938b) - Ethiopia and dubiously Guinea
Ponerinae Hypoponera jeanneli 03-08.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m; several specimens * Santschi (1935b) - type location Kenya
Ponerinae Hypoponera dema 12-16.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
E. Usambara Mts, Amani NR Headquarters; S 505' E 3838'; 950 m * Bolton & Fisher (2011) - type location Rwanda
Ponerinae Leptogenys intermedia 03-08.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m * F Smith (1858b) - common southern and eastern Africa
Ponerinae Odontomachus assiniensis 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m Emery (1892d) - pan-African common species; (several specimens - rather more striated than RSA specs)
Ponerinae Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) fugax 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m Forel (1907a) - previous record from type location, Arusha_Chini, Tanzania
Ponerinae Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) kenyensis 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m * Santschi (1937a) - type record from Kenya
Ponerinae Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) talpa 9-11.x.2002 Vasily Grebennikov
Usambara Mts, Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, S 505' E 3838', 2200 m * Andre (1890) - seemingly common in West Africa & Congo
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