The Ants of Africa
Genus Paratrechina
Paratrechina zelotypa (Santschi)

Paratrechina zelotypa (Santschi)

return to key{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Tanzania [German East Africa, not Kenya] (Prenolepis (Nylanderia) Jaegerskioldi Mayr var. zelotypa n. var., Santschi, 1915c: 264, worker, raised to species Santschi, 1919b: 238); worker only .


Santschi's (1915c, 1919b) descriptions are at {original description}. He noted very similar to weissi but the latter is much less shiny and more yellow, with the sides of the head more convex (near straight in zelotypa). Also known from Zimbabwe.


Note: What I earlier took to be zelotypa is now defined as Paratrechina boltoni by LaPolla, Hawkes & Fisher (2011) .


Paratrechina zelotypaThe photomontage of the type is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0912315.

This is considerably smaller than the Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi specimens from Egypt and Sudan. The alitrunk profile, notably the rounded propodeum also differs.

The queen from Kenya, at the bottom, also is smaller than the specimen from Egypt.


Paratrechina jaegerskioeldiThe photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0179577 Locality: Kenya: Magombo, Kisii; no 5;
Collection codes: PVDW5; Collected by: P.v.D. Werff; Date: 3 Nov 1976. Also same details http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0179587


Paratrechina jaegerskioeldiThe photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=usnment00693668 Locality: Kenya: Magombo, Kisii; no 5;

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