The Ants of Africa
Genus Cardiocondyla
Cardiocondyla neferka Bolton

Cardiocondyla neferka Bolton

return to key - Seifert Key return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1982: 314, illustrated, worker); holotype and 3 other workers, from Mampong (P.M. Room, 10.ii.1970). .

{Cardiocondyla neferka}Bolton's description is at {original description}. Seifert's re-description (2003) is at {original description}

TL 1.80-1.81 mm; light brownish yellow; sides of first gastral tergite a rich darker brown.

{short description of image}A single specimen was collected from primary forest leaf litter at Mankrang Forest Reserve, Ghana (Belshaw & Bolton, 1994b). Cardiocondyla species A124 was listed by Room (1971) from open ground at the Mamfe-Mampong cocoa farm in Ghana - presumably, by extrapolation, together with comments in Belshaw & Bolton (1994b), that was neferka.

Workers from Nko'emvon, Cameroun (D.A. Jackson) were seen by Bolton (1982).

Seifert (2003) reports examining a worker specimen from Nigeria, Gambari (CRIN), dated; however, he lists a worker of Cardiocondyla emeryi with the same location and date, i.e. from the era of Bolton's stay at CRIN, and one has to wonder how, if Seifert was correct, Bolton missed separating it.

{Cardiocondyla neferka}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Cardiocondyla neferka
B Taylor det.
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3091.5
0905'57.3'' N
0234'27.4'' E
Mangifera indica
hand collected

{original description}
Cardiocondyla neferka
B Taylor det.
S Sky Stephens

In personal collection of S Sky Stephens
{original description}
Cardiocondyla neferka
B Taylor det.
Y Braet

4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24h pitfall trap; forest around the GERDIB laboratories; 317 m asl
{original description}

{Cardiocondyla neferka}The photomontage is of a worker from Ghana, collected by S Sky Stephens, 2006. .

{Cardiocondyla neferka}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Brazzaville; collectors Yves Braet & Eric Zassi (pitfall trap, t 1.18).

{Cardiocondyla neferka}The photomontage is of a worker from Benin, Tchatchou; collector J-F Vayssieres (RVA 3091).

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