The Ants of Africa
Genus Euponera
Euponera fossigera Mayr

Euponera fossigera Mayr

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Euponera fossigera nov. spec, Mayr, 1901b: 3, worker; in Pachycondyla, Bolton, 1995: 305; status revived Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 86); worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) -  see below .

{Pachycondyla fossigera}Mayr's (1901b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1915: 71) gave a translation, as Euponera (Mesoponera) fossigera; this is at {original description}.

{Pachycondyla fossigera}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Note that this is smaller (assuming the Antweb scale to be correct), HW 1.0 mm, than the two below, the Western Cape one has HW 1.3, and the Natal one HW 1.45.  Mayr gave TL 5.0 mm but excluding the mandibles the type appears to be TL ca 4.8 mm.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Euponera fossigera
B Taylor det.

South Africa
Peter Hlavác

33°59.39' S
20°48.32' E
Western Cape, Grootvadersbosch N.R., S  E ; 350 m


{Pachycondyla fossigera}The photomontage is of a specimen from South Africa, Western Cape, Grootvadersbosch N.R.; collector Peter Hlavác.

{Pachycondyla fossigera}The photomontage is of a worker collated from

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