The Ants of Africa
Genus Aenictogiton
Aenictogiton emeryi Forel

Aenictogiton emeryi Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Aenictogiton Emeryi n. sp., Forel, 1913b: 315); Valley of the Lumbumbashi, collected by Buttgenbach .

Forel's (1913b) description is at {original description}.

Santschi (1924d) recorded further specimens from Congo (Belgian) at Kambove, xi.1918 (Dr Gerard), 2 males; and Lusindoi, 27.viii.1911 (L. Burgeon).

Aenictogiton emeryiThe photomontage is of the type male collated from

Aenictogiton emeryiThe photomontage is of a male from the Santschi collection, collated from

{Aenictogiton species undet from Zambia}

Aenictogiton species undetermined ? emeryi

Clearly differing from fossiceps in head profile and petiole shape in dorsal view. The Santschi key leads one to elongatus but the Forel description and comparision with the type images shows it almost certainly is emeryi

Collection details (label) - Zambia (N. Rhodesia); 35 mi SE of Tunduma; 0000'00"N 00000'00"E 1400m. Collection codes: ANTC1250 Date: 19 Feb 1958 Collected by: E. S. Ross and R. E. Leech. The location seems likely to be about 0942'S 3305'E, which is actually on the Tanzanian side of the Tanzania-Zambia border.

The photomontage is collated from

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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