The Ants of Africa
Genus Strumigenys
Strumigenys faurei Arnold

Strumigenys faurei Arnold

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Strumigenys faurei n.sp., Arnold, 1948: 226, illustrated, worker; Bolton, 1983: 371, not illustrated) Sardawana, J C Faure .

{Strumigenys faurei}Arnold's (1948) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1983) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.2-2.3 mm.

{Strumigenys faurei}The photomontage of a paratype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Strumigenys faurei
B Taylor det.

South Africa
Peter Hlavác

Western Cape
34°02.7' S
22°50.2' E
Knysna Env.; sea level 2
{original description}

{Strumigenys faurei}The photomontage is of two workers from South Africa; Western Cape, Knysna Env.; collector Peter Hlavác.

WORKER - Knysna specimens - TL 2.03 mm, HL 0.52, HW 0.40, CI 77, ML 0.22, MI 42, SL 0.30, SI 75, PW 0.25, AL. 0.52. Eye small, with 6-8 facets and about the same width as the scape. Head and scape bearing only curved relatively fine hairs and with no spatulate hairs anywhere; pronotal humeri each with single fine flagellate hair.

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