The Ants of Africa
Genus Cerapachys
Cerapachys coxalis (Arnold)

Cerapachys coxalis (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Zimbabwe (Phyracaces coxalis n. sp., Arnold, 1926: 193, illustrated, worker; combination in Cerapachys, Brown, 1975: 22) from Sawmills, Umgusa River, collected by G Arnold, worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Cerapachys coxalis}Arnold's (1926) description is at {original description}.

{Cerapachys coxalis}The photomontage of a cotype specimen from Zimbabwe is collated from (colour adjusted from magenta tint of Antweb original).

{Cerapachys coxalis} Nigeria specimens (as Phyracaces species, Taylor, 1976: 35). WORKER. TL 3.11 mm, HL 0.62, HW 0.54, SL 0.34, PW 0.44
Colour black, shiny. Extremities red-brown. Sculpturation much reduced, minute foveolae on petiole and gaster. Sparse coarse hairs on head and alitrunk. Antenna 12-segmented with apical three segments forming a club. Node of petiole distinctly marginate laterally, armed posterodorsally with a pair of small teeth.
Collected from a twig in cocoa leaf litter (B. Bolton).

Oxford University Museum specimens

Cerapachys coxalis
B Taylor det.
A Fotso Kuate
Sample 65

0354'30" N
1125'58" E
hand collected

{Cerapachys coxalis}The photomontage is of a dealate queen from Cameroun, Nko'ondo; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk 65).

2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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