The Ants of Africa
Genus Brachyponera

Brachyponera ruginota (Stitz) - new status

Brachyponera ruginota (Stitz) - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Euponera (Brachyponera) sennarensis Mayr v. ruginota n.v., Stitz, 1916: 372, worker) from Cameroun, collected at Yaundé, by von Sommerfeld - no images on Antweb (June 2014) .


Stitz's (1916) description of ruginota is at {original description}.

The specimens shown below have -
TL ca 5 mm; mandibles with 6-7 moderate and equisized teeth along entire inner margin, also no more than finely sculptured and uniformly dark orange; antennae similarly dark orange; the promesonotum profile is a high flat topped dome; gaster with a distinctly concave anterior; with a generally silky appearance due to fineness of the pubescence.  The queen also has a domed profile to the alitrunk, compared to the almost flat profile in the Pachycondyla sennaarensis queen. It is also distinctly larger.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Burkina Faso
David King
King 97

9.ii.2009
Ouagadougou
12.23.07° N
001.29.14° W
elev 293 m
2
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Chad
David King
King 01-03

12.ix.2006
N'Djamena
12°07'12" N
15°01'25"E
elev 307 m; nest in soil, the ants reacted to the observer and retreated into the nest
2
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Niger
David King
King 01-01
19.viii.2006
Niamey
13°30'19" N
02°06'37" E
Grand Hotel du Niger; foraging in hotel grounds next to flower bed
2
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Cameroun
G Debout & A Dalecky
Cameroon 40
05.iv.2001
Nkoloboundé
3°14' N
10°15' E
on soil surface in the village
2
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Cameroun
G Debout & A Dalecky
Cameroon 88
18.iv.2001
Nkolobondé
3°14' N
10°15' E
on soil surface in the village
3
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Gabon
L Volait & LV Gueiu
Gabon 53

16.vii.2006
Pongara
00°19.882' N
09°20.246' E
Pointe Denis; savannah; 24h pitfall, edge of a forest grove
1
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 111
7-8.viii.2006
Pongara
00°34' N
09°19' E
Sesame & forest, sweep net
1
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 93
8.viii.2006
Pongara
00°34' N
09°19' E
Edge of savannah; yellow tray trap

1
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Queen
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
HA
02.x.2008
Dzanga-Sangha
04°22'19.4" N
18°35'49.7" E
360 m; 10h-13h; Bangui après la corniche direction N'garagba
1
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Sudan
A Omer
S 1-16

2005-6
Port Sudan
19.5666667° N
37.2166667° E

1
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Sudan
A Omer
2009.11
2009
Ar Roseris
11°50'60" N
34°22'60" E
Hand collected
1
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Sudan
Z Mahmoud
2009-31

2009
Ad Damazin
11°46'31" N
34°21'10" E
Hand collected
1

Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Sudan
Z Mahmoud
2009-40
Wad el Hadad
13°49'12.06" N
33°32'31.53" E
Hand collected
1
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Sudan
Z Mahmoud
2009-77
Wad el Hadad
13°49'12.06" N
33°32'31.53" E
Hand collected
1
{album}
Brachyponera ruginota
B Taylor det.
Sudan
A Omer
S 1-22
2005-6
South Sudan
4.85 N
31.6166667 E
Juba
2


{Pachycondyla ruginota}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 111). 


{Pachycondyla ruginota}The photomontage is of a worker from Sudan, collector Awatif Omer (Sudan 16). 


{Pachycondyla ruginota}The photomontage is of a worker from Niger, Niamey, Grand Hotel du Niger; collector David King (King 01-01.



{Pachycondyla ruginota queen}The photomontage is of a queen from Central African Republic, Bangui après la corniche direction N'garagba; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR HA).

CI 110, SI 65, eye circular, pronotum wide, PW 1.6 mm, femora dark part near black. Quite distinct from the CI 98, SI 76, eye ovoid, PW 1.25 mm, femora dull orange-brown, for P. sennaarensis queens from Mali, Zambia and Iran.


{Pachycondyla ruginota}The photomontage is of a specimen from Zambia, collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=CASENT0172593

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