The Ants of Africa
Genus Myrmicaria
Myrmicaria nigra (Mayr)

Myrmicaria nigra (Mayr)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Heptacondylus niger n. sp., Mayr, 1862: 755, worker, also Mayr, 1865: 110; Arnold, 1916: 270, male, worker illustrated; combination in Myrmicaria, Dalla Torre, 1893: 155) Cape of Good Hope, Novara Expedition
worker & male only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

 {Myrmicaria nigra}Mayr's (1862) description is at {original description}. Mayr (1865: 110) gave a fuller description, this is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 267) gave a translation, with expanded description and a description of the male, this is at {original description}.

{Myrmicaria nigra}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from

{Myrmicaria nigra}The male was shown by Emery (1922e-f).

2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.