The Ants of Africa
Genus Mesoponera
Mesoponera flavopilosa (Weber)

Mesoponera flavopilosa (Weber)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Sudan (Euponera (Mesoponera) flavopilosa, Weber, 1942a: 43, illustrated, queen; in Pachycondyla Bolton, 1995: 305; new placement by Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 110, who still have type location as Sudan) Lotti Forest, Mt Imatong, 5.viii.1939, N A Weber
queen only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

My earlier comment was - "Quite clearly meeting the characters of Xiphopelta, with elongated mandibles, and not a Mesoponera".


{Pachycondyla flavopilosa}Weber's (1942a) description is at {original description}. The photomontage of the holotype is from the MCZ website.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Mesoponera flavopilosa
B Taylor det.
Queen
Uganda
C A Wiggins

23.vii.1912
Entebbe
002'40"N
3227'57"E
ca 3800' asl
at "Boy", ca. 2 m NE of,  E slope of Kitabi Hill
Forest

1
{album}

{Pachycondyla flavopilosa queen}The photomontage is of a queen from Uganda, collector C A Wiggins; appearing to match the Weber specimen in all characters.

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