The Ants of Africa
Genus Simopone
Simopone schoutedeni Santschi

Simopone schoutedeni Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Simopone Schoutedeni n. sp., Santschi, 1923e: 260, illustrated, worker) Kamaiembi, near Luebo, by Dr Schouteden, 17.xi.1921

{Simopone schoutedeni}Santschi's (1923e) description is on {original description}.

Brown (1975: 81) described examining the unique worker type specimen - HL 0.97 mm, HW 0.67 behind the eyes; Petiole disc very slightly narrowed in front and margined both front and rear, almost square. Head coarsely punctate, space between eyes and frontal carinae finely longitudinally reticulo-striate, near sericeous. Coarse punctures also on the shining, near smooth, alitrunk dorsum. Petiole and postpetiole more densely and finely punctate, gaster even more finely so but still shining. Pilosity of reclining white pubescence. Colour black, clypeus and femora brown, antennae, tibiae, tarsi and mandibles yellowish.
Later the same day, he saw a specimen from Yangambi (A Raignier and J van Boven), taken with other specimens nesting in hollow twigs in Zare.
Bolton & Fisher (2012: 37) wrote of schoutedeni as "still known only from the holotype"

{Simopone schoutedeni}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.