The Ants of Africa
Genus Cardiocondyla
Cardiocondyla weserka Bolton

Cardiocondyla weserka Bolton

return to key - Seifert Key return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Bolton, 1982: 317, illustrated, alitrunk and pedicel profile, worker) holotype worker from Nko'emvon, collected by D.A. Jackson, 1980 .

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

{short description of image} TL 1.9 mm; alitrunk medium-brown, appendages lighter, head dorsally and gaster blackish-brown to black.

{Cardiocondyla weserka}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Cardiocondyla weserka
B Taylor det.
A Fotso Kuate
Tetramorium sp2
Awae II
0354'30" N
1125'58" E
Quadrat in mixed crop field
{original description}

{Cardiocondyla weserka queen}The photomontage is of a queen from Cameroun, Awae II; collector A Fotso Kuate (Tetramorium sp 2).

This specimen of the previously unrecorded queen appears to match the general, shape, colouration and sculpturation of weserka.

2007, 2011, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.