The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetraponera
Tetraponera liengmei (Forel)

Tetraponera liengmei (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Mozambique (Sima Liengmei n. spec., Forel, 1894b: 88, worker & male; in Tetraponera, Wheeler, 1922: 798) collected at Delgoa Bay, by Dr Liengme
worker and male only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1894b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 181) gave a straight translation of Forel's note; this is at {original description}.

{Tetraponera liengmei}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Tetraponera liengmeiThe photomontage a syntype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetraponera liengmei
B Taylor det.
Rep. of Congo
D De Bakker & JP Michiels
ex Y Braet

0537'16" S
1305'54" E
266 m asl
Canopy fogging


{Tetraponera liengmei}The photomontage is of workers collected in Congo, Mayombe; collectors D De Bakker & J F Michiels.

This is a good match for the above type collection specimens in both size and form.

TL 2.7 mm, HL 0.7 HW 0.54, SL 0.32, EL 0.19, PW 0.34; CI 82 SI 53 OI 28

2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.