The Ants of Africa
Genus Hypoponera
Hypoponera natalensis (Santschi)

Hypoponera natalensis (Santschi)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Ponera coarctata Latr. stirps natalensis n. st., Santschi, 1914e: 7, worker; raised to species Santschi, 1938b: 79)

Worker only described (in Hypoponera, Taylor, 1967a: 12; see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1914e) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1926: 208) gave a translation, this is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.7 mm; head rectangular; shorter mandibles & longer scapes almost reaching occiput; eye of single facet; the frontal sillon or groove reaching the middle of the head; testaceous red with a brown spot on front of head; mandibles, antennae, legs and apex of gaster yellowish. Without any comment on the Santschi description, Bolton & Fisher gave the colour as "yellowish-brown to light brown", and, the eyes as vestigial to absent.

Bolton & Fisher's re-description can be found in

{Hypoponera natalensis} The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Hypoponera natalensis} The photomontage of a worker from South Africa, Kwazulu, Natal, is from Bolton & Fisher (2011) and is also on

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