The Ants of Africa
Genus Anochetus
Anochetus sudanicus Weber

Anochetus sudanicus Weber

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type locality South Sudan (Anochetus sudanicus, sp. nov., Weber, 1942a: 47, illustrated, worker; revived from synonymy under Anochetus traegaordi, of Brown, 1978c: 559) from Long Village, base of the Imatong Mts, 29.vii.1939.
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

With the fresh specimens of this and Anochetus traegaordhi, I have revived sudanicus from the Brown synonymy

{Anochetus traegaordhi}Weber's (1942a) description is at {original description}.

The photomontage is of the holotype of Anochetus sudanicus Weber (1942a). The original photographs, together with enlarged images, are from the MCZ, Harvard University, website at

Oxford University Museum specimens

Anochetus sudanicus
B Taylor det.

B Ndiaye
1309'40" N
1206'46" W
Niakafiri 5-VIII-09 St 6 Nid
213 m; Soudanian savannah, nest, hand, collection

{Anochetus sudanicus}The photomontage is of a worker specimen collected from Senegal, Tambacounda; collector B Ndiaye.

2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.