The Ants of Africa
Genus Psalidomyrmex
Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri Santschi

Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Santschi, 1913c: 302, worker; Santschi, 1914c: 288, male) collected at Molunda by A. Reichensperger
junior synonym mabirensis (as Plectroctena mandibularis ssp mabirensis, Arnold, 1954: 293, illustrated, worker; synonymy by Bolton, 1975b: 8) from Uganda
worker and male described (see Bolton 1995) .

{Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri}Santschi's (1913c) description is at {original description}. Arnold's (1954) description of mabirensis is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1975b) is at {original description}.

{Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri}WORKER - large, TL 14.8-15.8 mm; mandibles falcate. Antennal scapes relatively long. First gastral tergite narrowed anteriorly, with small punctures but without foveolae. Colour black (Bolton, 1975: 8, illustrated, mandible and petiole/first gastral tergite in dorsal view).

Others from Cameroun (Soppo, von Rothkirch) and Zare (Wheeler, 1922; Bolton, 1975b).

{Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Psalidomyrmex reichenspergeri}The photomontage of a mabirensis syntype is collated from
Collection Information: Specimen Code casent0102913; Locality Uganda: [Mabira Forest; ex. Nat. Mus. Rhodesia; Compared with type]; Collection codes: ANTC5275; Date: 21 May 1952; Collected by: G. Arnold.

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