The Ants of Africa
Genus Ocymyrmex
Ocymyrmex hirsutus Forel

Ocymyrmex hirsutus Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Botswana (Ocymyrmex weitzeckeri Emery subsp. hirsutus n. subsp., Forel, 1910f: 13, worker; Bolton & Marsh, 1989: 1278, queen, worker illustrated; raised to species Santschi, 1914a: 431) Severela and Kooa, Kalahari, L Schultze .

{Ocymyrmex hirsutus}Forel's (1910f) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 198) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1981b) is at {original description}

{Ocymyrmex hirsutus}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from

{Ocymyrmex hirsutus}The photomontage is collated from

Collection Information: Specimen Code: casent0217896
Locality: Namibia: 10 mi. N. Windhoek; 1500 m
Collected by E.S.Ross & K Lorenxen; 2.i.1967

Not listed by Bolton (1981b: 275) and clearly mislabelled.  The colour and all obvious characters match hirsutus.

2007, 2008, 2011, 2013 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.