The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetraponera
Tetraponera bifoveolata (Mayr)

Tetraponera bifoveolata (Mayr)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Mozambique (Sima bifoveolata nov. spec., Mayr, 1895: 146, worker; in Tetraponera, Wheeler, 1922: 796; Menozzi, 1926a: 37, queen) collected at Delagoa Bay, by Dr Brauns
worker & queen only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

I have raised subspecies Tetraponera maculifrons from Djibouti (stirps of foveolata, Santschi, 1912b: 162, worker), with variety syriaca (Wheeler & Mann, 1916, 167, worker) from Egypt, Sinai, by W M Mann, to species status.


Mayr's (1895) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 184) gave a straight translation; this is at {original description}. Menozzi's (1926a) description of the queen is at {original description}.

Mayr (1895) also noted its collection at Zanzibar, Tanzania. Menozzi (1926a) reported the queen from Somalia, at El Bar El Ellan.


Tetraponera bifoveolataThe photomontage of a syntype (minor) worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0902814.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetraponera bifoveolata
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-65

15.i.1996
Mkomazi
354.74' S
3748.49' E
pkd collection from Combretum molle
1
{album}
Tetraponera bifoveolata
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-63
10.i.1996
Mkomazi
Igire Hill
pkd collection from Vachellia nilotica;37M 0375103 UTM 9570896
2

Tetraponera bifoveolata
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-17

4.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Vachellia zanzibarica; 37M 0393296 UTM 9555510
3
{album}
Tetraponera bifoveolata
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-26
6.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Vachellia zanzibarica; 37M 0374778 UTM 9553640
1
{album}
Tetraponera bifoveolata
B Taylor det.
Queen
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-55
12.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Vachellia nilotica; 37M 0375378 UTM 9571003
2
{album}
Tetraponera bifoveolata
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-64
13.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Vachellia nilotica; 37M 0375103 UTM 9570896
1
{album}

{Tetraponera bifoveolata major worker}The photomontage is of a major and minor workers from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 5-17).


{Tetraponera bifoveolata major worker}The photomontage is of a major worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 5-17).


{Tetraponera bifoveolata minor worker}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 5-26).


{Tetraponera bifoveolata queen}The photomontage is of a dealate queen from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 5-64).


{Tetraponera bifoveolata queen}The photomontage is of a dealate queen from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 5-55).

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