The Ants of Africa
Genus Simopone
Simopone conradti Emery

Simopone conradti Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Simopone Conradti n. sp., Emery, 1899e: 475, worker; in Wheeler, 1922; see Bolton 1995) no locality, collected by Conradt .

{Simopone conradti}Emery's (1899e) description is at {original description}. Illustration from Emery (1911e: Pl.1, Fig. 7).

Brown (1975: 82) noted a specimen collected by W H Gotwald on the Foręt du Plateau, near Lamto Research Station, Ivory Coast.

{Simopone conradti}The photomontage of the holotype from Cameroun is collated from

Collection Information: CASENT0102002; Locality: Cameroon: Sud: [Lolodurf]; Collection codes: ANTC4301; Collected by: L.Conradt; Date: Mar 1895

{Simopone nsp}The photomontage of a specimen from Kenya misidentified as grandis is collated from the site at
Collection Information: CASENT0178214; Locality: Kenya: Western: Busumbuli, Kakamega Forest; 00°16'12"N 034°52'48"E 1600 m; Collection codes: WF135; Collected by: W. Freund Date: Jan 2002; Method: fogging ex Teclea nobilis
This clearly is not grandis and appears close to conradti differing in being considerably bigger, having straighter sides to the head; and, being generally smoother and shinier.

Bolton & Fisher (2012: 22), however, list this without explanation as their chosen example of the species, Under their note on the type specimen they note two workers are in the MSNG collection, one with TL 6.6 mm and the other TL 8.2.  They recognise the smaller as the type.  This is the one (above) I included on this website back in 2005.

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