The Ants of Africa
Bothroponera laevissima Arnold

Bothroponera laevissima Arnold

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) laevissima n.sp., Arnold, 1915: 58, illustrated, worker) Saldanha Bay, Cape, G Arnold
subspecies aspera (Bothroponera laevissima aspera var. nov., Arnold, 1962: 844, worker) Ysterfontein, Dr A J Hesse & Mr Thorn - no images on Antweb (June 2014)
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Pacycondyla laevissima}Arnold's (1915) description is at {original description}. Arnold's (1962) description of aspera is at {original description}.

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{Pachycondyla laevissima}The photomontage is collated from
Locality: South Africa: Cape Province; Jacobsbaai; 3258'00"S 01754'00"E
Collection Information: Collection codes: SAM-HYM-C008789 Date: 16 Feb 1996
Collected by: H.G.Robertson, C.Peeters
Habitat: Strandveld: West Coast.

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