The Ants of Africa
Genus Cerapachys
Cerapachys longitarsus (Mayr) - for comparison

Cerapachys longitarsus (Mayr)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location India (Lioponera longitarsus, Mayr, 1879: 667, worker & queen; Forel, 1900d: 329, male; see Brown, 1975: 23) - see below
junior synonyms
australis (Forel, 1895f: 422, worker; synonymy Brown 1975) from Australia - see
parva (Forel, 1900d: 330, worker & male; synonymy Brown 1975) from India - see
pygmaeus (Clark, 1924: 77, illustrated, worker; synonymy Brown 1975) from Australia - see
bicolor (Clark, 1924: 77, illustrated, worker & queen; synonymy Brown 1975) from Australia - see .

{Cerapachys longitarsus antenna} Mayr's (1879) description is at {original description} Donisthorpe's (1939a) descriptions of alfierii and cooperi are at {original description}. Bingham (1903:26) gave an illustrated description, this is at {original description}

Mayr wrote of the body having no hairs and Bingham wrote of sparse erect dark hairs. Brown (1975) in his list gave longitarsus as from India to Philippines & N Australia. Mayr did not give an antennal segment count but the type (below) has 12-segments.

Cerapachys longitarsusThe photomontage is of the holotype worker collated from

2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.