The Ants of Africa
Bothroponera cavernosa (Roger)

Bothroponera cavernosa (Roger)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Ponera cavernosa n. sp., Roger, 1860: 288, worker; in Bothroponera by Mayr, 1862: 717; in Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) by Emery, 1901a: 45) - no type images on Antweb (June 2014).
subspecies montivaga (Bothroponera cavernosa Rog. var. montivaga n. var., Arnold, 1947: 132, worker) from South Africa - no type images on Antweb (June 2014).
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Roger's (1860) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1915: 60) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Arnold's (1947) description of montivaga is at {original description}.

{Pachycondyla cavernosa}The photomontage is collated from
Collection Information: Specimen Code SAM-HYM-C008788B; Locality South Africa: Cape Province: between Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand; 3347'00"S 01829'00"E 5 m; Collection codes: SAM-HYM-C008788; Date: 19 Sep 1995; Collected by: H.G.Robertson; Habitat: Strandveld: West Coast

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