The Ants of Africa
Genus Phasmomyrmex
Phasmomyrmex (Phasmomyrmex) buchneri (Forel)

Phasmomyrmex (Phasmomyrmex) buchneri (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Angola (Camponotus Buchneri,  n. sp., Forel, 1886f: 183, worker) Malangé, M Buchner
subspecies griseus (Phasmomyrmex buchneri For. v. griseus n. v., Santschi, 1937b: 103, worker) from Cameroun, Mt Cameroun, Missellele, F Zumpt - see
junior synonym sericeus (Phasmomyrmex sericeus n.sp., Stitz, 1910: 146, illustrated, worker; synonymy, Forel, 1910e: 421) collectors Conradt, from Mundame, & Thesing, from Bezirk Lomie, both from Cameroun - see below
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Phasmomyrmex buchneri}Forel's (1886f) description is at - {original description}. Stitz's (1910) description is at - {original description} and {original description}.

Wheeler (1922) listed the Stitz records; also others from Congo (Lugny, by H. Brauns) and Zaïre, "found on firewood brought in from the forest", by Lang & Chapin, at Lukolela, Avakubi and Medje, also Lubutu by J. Bequaert.

Santschi (1937a) gave the differences shown by griseus as the pubescence being silvery-grey rather than yellowish, as on the type, but otherwise similar, although more slender.

{Phasmomyrmex buchneriThe photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Phasmomyrmex buchneri
B Taylor det.

Central African Republic
P Annoyer

04°22'19.4" N
18°35'49.7" E
360 m; Nuit; Bangui après la corniche direction N'garagba

{Phasmomyrmex buchneri}The photomontage is of a worker from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha Nature Reserve; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR HJ).

{Phasmomyrmex buchneriThe photomontage of a worker in the BMNH collection (identified by B Bolton) is collated from

{Phasmomyrmex buchneri queenThe photomontage of a queen (reported as sericeus by Stitz, 1910) is collated from

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