The Ants of Africa
Genus Euponera
Euponera aenigmatica (Arnold)

Euponera aenigmatica (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Ponera aenigmatica n. sp., Arnold, 1949: 265, illustrated, worker) Stanger, Natal, J C Faure, worker only described.

{Pachycondyla aenigmatica}Arnold's (1949) description is at {original description}.

TL 3.7 mm; brownish-black, posterior margins of gastral tergites and clypeus brownish-yellow, appendages ferruginous.

{Pachycondyla aenigmatica}The photomontage of a specimen from South Africa, labelled Pachycondyla sharpi, presumably unpublished, is collated from This matches all the characters described by Arnold (1949).

Oxford University Museum specimens

Euponera aenigmatica
B Taylor det.

Y Braet
Gabon 177
0034' N
0919' E
Pongara Base; winkler funnel


{Pachycondyla aenigmatica}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 177). 

2007, 2008, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.