The Ants of Africa
Bothroponera variolosa Arnold

Bothroponera variolosa Arnold

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Bothroponera variolosa n. sp., Arnold, 1947: 131, illustrated, worker; in Pachycondyla, Bolton 1995: 311; status revived Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 77); worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Pachycondyla variolosa}Arnold's (1947) description is at {original description}. Note, Arnold (1960b: 452) reduced variolosa to the rank of a subspecies of Bothroponera cariosa - see {original description}

{Pachycondyla variolosa} The photomontage is of a paratype worker; collated from

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11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.