Contents The Ants of Africa
CHAPTER 3 - Mosaics - Evidence from Ghana - 1 - Strickland Table

Abundance of ants on cocoa in Ghana, extrapolated from Strickland (1951a)

Showing the presence in a total of 4644 collections at CRIG (some species names are revised to present use), A = arboreal, T = terrestrial, according to Strickland.


Oecophylla longinoda - 1029 A
Crematogaster striatula - 778 A
Crematogaster (Crematogaster) species F257 - 448 A
Tetramorium aculeatum (as Macromischoides aculeatus) - 317 A
Pheidole megacephala (including varieties and subspecies) - 378 T
Polyrhachis, four species combined (Polyrhachis fissa, Polyrhachis laboriosa, Polyrhachis militaris and Polyrhachis weissi) - 254 A
Crematogaster clariventris (as Crematogaster depressa, according to Collingwood, 1969) and Crematogaster buchneri combined - 218 A
Lepisiota (as Acantholepis) species F517 and one other - 148 T
Crematogaster species F361 - ca. 140 A
Crematogaster luctans - 88 A
Cataulacus guineensis (as Cataulacus parallelus) and two others - 60 A
Crematogaster (Atopogyne) six species, including Crematogaster cuvierae, Crematogaster julienni and four others, also Crematogaster (Nematocrema) stadelmanni (the commonest) - 52 A
Camponotus chrysurus, perhaps plus others - 50 A
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi - 36 A
Crematogaster africana - 27 A
Platythyrea conradti - 27 T
Tetramorium simillimum and two others - 26 T
Monomorium bicolor and Monomorium floricola - 14 A
Crematogaster (Orthocrema) species - 9 A
Paedalgus termitolestes - 9 T
Crematogaster (Decacrema) species - 8 A
Phasmomyrmex paradoxa (as Phasmomyrmex polyrhachoides) - 8 A
Meranoplus inermis (as Meranoplus nanus) - 3 A
Anochetus species (as asperivalvus, not a recognisable modern name) and one other - 3 A
Odontomachus troglodytes (as Odontomachus haematodus) - 1 A (?)
Tetraponera anthracina - 1 A
Dorylus nigricans - 1 T
Others given, but not readily separable from the report, are :
Crematogaster (at generic level only) - 214 A
Camponotus species F120 and F423 - 148 T
Technomyrmex species (including one given as Tapinoma detorquens) - 94 T
ten species of Pheidole - total 22 T
Solenopsis species - 21 T
Crematogaster (Sphaerocrema) species (Crematogaster kneri, Crematogaster wellmanni (as Crematogaster boxi), and Crematogaster species undet. - maybe 8 in total A
Contents Mosaics - Ghana - 1
1998, 2003 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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