The Ants of Africa
Genus Plectroctena
Plectroctena dentata Santschi

Plectroctena dentata Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Angola (Plectroctena minor Em. var. dentata n. var., Santschi 1911g: 150, worker, Plectroctena dentata, Santschi, 1912b; Bolton, 1974b: 322, queen) Benguela, Cucala, J Cruchet - see below
junior synonym emeryi (Plectroctena emeryi n. sp., Santschi, 1924a: 164, ergatoid queen) from Zare (?Congo, by J. de Gaule) - see
Worker and queen described (Bolton, 1974b, not illustrated) .

{Plectroctena dentata}Santschi's (1911g, 1912b and 1924a) description is at {original description}. Santschi (1912b) merely had (my translation) - from Benguela (as in his paper of 1911g), with the propodeum strongly dentate. In his 1924a paper he gave a full description and illustration.
Santschi's (1924a) description of emeryi, synonymized as an ergatoid female by Bolton (1974b) is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1974b) is at {original description}

WORKER - TL 12.8-17.7 mm; first gastral tergite with weakly developed anterior transverse groove; funicular segments 3-5 wider than long; ventrolateral and ventral head with striae between punctures.

Bolton (1974b) lists records from Uganda, and Zare, Kisenje.

{Plectroctena dentata}The photomontage is collated from

2007, 2008, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.