Contents Miscellaneous ants - Iran
Genus Brachyponera
Brachyponera sennaarensis (Mayr)

Brachyponera sennaarensis (Mayr)

return to keyMain species page {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Sudan (Ponera sennaarensis, Mayr, 1862: 721, worker; Santschi, 1910c: 350, queen reported but not described; Forel, 1910c: 245, male reported but not described) collected at Sennar; junior synonym sorghi (Ponera sorghi, Roger, 1863a: 169, worker) from Sudan; all forms known (see Bolton, 1995) .

Note - the workers from Iran shown below are somewhat lighter colour than the type form but the queen appears near identical to one from Mali shown on the Africa pages.

{Pachycondyla sennaarensis}Mayr's (1862) description is at {original description}. Roger's (1863a) description of sorghi is at {original description}. Arnold (1915: 72) gave a translation, this is at {original description} and, male & queen, {original description}.

{Pachycondyla sennaarensis}Photomontage of workers from Iran, ZMGU 001 - Fars Province, Lars City, xi.2001, collector Omid Paknia.

{Pachycondyla sennaarensis queen}Queen Photomontage of a specimen from Iran, ZMGU 128 - Bandar-e-Kangan City, Bushehr Province, ii.2003, collector Omid Paknia.

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