The Ants of Africa
Genus Ocymyrmex
Ocymyrmex laticeps Forel

Ocymyrmex laticeps Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Angola (Ocymyrmex laticeps n. sp., Forel, 1901d: 306, worker; see Bolton, 1981b: 271, illustrated) Cubango-Cuito, Mossamedes, Baron v. Picard .

{Ocymyrmex laticeps}Forel's (1901d) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1981b) is at {original description}

{Ocymyrmex laticeps}This photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Ocymyrmex laticeps
B Taylor det.
D J Mann

Caprivi Park
1746'56" S
2316'31" E
Immelmann runway, 4 km W
Dead millipede baited PF trap
coll. Mann & Marais


{Ocymyrmex laticeps}The photomontage is of a worker collected from Namibia, Caprivi Park; collectors Mann & Marais. This appears to be close to the Bolton (1981b) description.

{Ocymyrmex laticeps}This photomontage is collated from

Collection Information: Specimen Code: casent0217898
Locality: Namibia: 8 mi. S. Outjo; 1150 m
Collected by E.S.Ross & R E Leech; 13.v.1958

Not listed by Bolton (1981b: 271) and clearly mislabelled. The colour and all obvious characters appear to match laticeps.

2007, 2011, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.