The Ants of Africa
Genus Prionopelta
Prionopelta aethiopica Arnold

Prionopelta aethiopica (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Prionopelta descarpentriesi Sant. race aethiopica n.subsp., Arnold, 1949: 263, illustrated, worker; raised to species by Brown, 1960a: 177) - no type images on Antweb (May 2016)

Worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Prionopelta aethiopica}Arnold's (1949) description is at {original description}.

{Prionopelta aethiopica}The photomontage is collated from - see also
Collection details (both samples) - Gabon, Prov. Ogooue-Maritime Res. Monts Doudou, 24.3 km 307 NW Doussala; 213.4' S 1024.4' E BLF2170 Date: 6 Mar 2000. Collected by: B.L.Fisher. Method: EC19 sifted litter. Habitat: rainforest. Transect Type: MW 50 sample transect, 5m Transect Sample No.: 45.

A South African example can be seen on the website at
Collection Information: Specimen Code SAM-HYM-C002709A; Locality South Africa: Natal: north of Richards Bay; 2840'00"S 03214'00"E; Collection codes: SAM-HYM-C002709; Date: 26 Jan-2 Feb 1991; Collected by: Kock, J.D.Majer.

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