The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetraponera
Tetraponera erythraea (Emery)

Tetraponera erythraea (Emery)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Yemen (Sima ambigua sous-esp. erythraea n. subsp., Emery, 1895h: 23, worker; in Tetraponera, Wheeler, 1922: 797; raised to species by Collingwood, 1985: 242) - see below
speculative subspecies occidentalis (Sima ambigua r. erythraea Em. v. occidentalis n. v., Stitz 1917: 336; Tetraponera ambigua var. occidentalis, Menozzi, 1934: 154, worker) from Algeria and Yemen (Aden) & North Africa - no images on Antweb (April 2015).
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995).


{Tetraponera ambigua}Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Stitz's (1917) description of occidentalis is at {original description}.


Tetraponera erythraeaThe photomontage of the (probable) type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904034. Note the abundance of erect hairs on the head and alitrunk.

A very similar workers from Saudi Arabia can be seen at http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0249824
and http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0906480


Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetraponera erythraea
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-68-01

16.i.1996
Mkomazi
357' S
3748.13' E
pkd collection from Terminalia browni
1
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Tetraponera erythraea
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-68-01
8.iv.1995
Mkomazi
357' S
3748.13' E
pkd collection from Terminalia browni 1


{Tetraponera erythraea}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 3-68).

Previously I had this under T. ambigua but the abundance of erect hairs is not shown on the type images for that species.


{Tetraponera erythraea}The photomontage is of specimens from Egypt, taken by Mostafa Sharaf.

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2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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