The Ants of Africa
Genus Myrmicaria
Myrmicaria distincta Santschi

Myrmicaria distincta Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Myrmicaria distincta n. sp., Santschi, 1925c: 161, worker) Niangnori, west of Nandi, Ch. Alluaud, 1904 - see below
junior synonym (here) vorax (Myrmicaria distincta Sants. v. vorax n. var., Santschi, 1933b: 105, worker) from Uganda, Butembe, 3.iii.1923, H Hargreaves - see below
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Raised to species status Myrmicaria abyssinica (Myrmicaria distincta Sants. stirps abyssinica, Santschi, 1925c: 163, illustrated - antenna, worker) from Ethiopia, Michel & Patter, 1899

Santschi's (1925c) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1933b) description of vorax is at {original description}.

{Myrmicaria distincta}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from The type of abyssinica appears identical other than being somewhat darker on the head.

{Myrmicaria distincta}The photomontage of a syntype worker of vorax from Uganda is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Myrmicaria distincta
B Taylor det.
G Debout & A Dalecky
Cameroon 107
3°14.45' N
10°13.33' E
on soil and surface in the village
minor workers

{Myrmicaria distincta}The photomontage is of a worker from Senegal, Katané; collector B Ndiaye (Katane x 10).

{Myrmicaria abyssinica}The photomontage of the syntype worker of abyssinica is collated from

This lacks erect hairs on the alitrunk and there are very few on the scapes

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