The Ants of Africa
Genus Technomyrmex
Technomyrmex (Technomyrmex) semiruber Emery

Technomyrmex (Technomyrmex) semiruber Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Technonmyrmex semiruber n. sp., Emery, 1899e: 489, worker) collected by Conradt; worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Emery's (1899e) description is at {original description}. Bolton's (2007: 35) re-description, not illustrated, is at {original description}.

Forel (1911d) wrote of Technomyrmex zimmeri, now synonymized with Technomyrmex schoutedeni, as resembling Technomyrmex semiruber but that has the gastral apex terminal; appendages with erect hairs, the head shiny and the propodeum much shorter and more domed.

{Technomyrmex semiruber}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from -

Oxford University Museum specimens

Technomyrmex semiruber
B Taylor det.
Y Braet
Gabon 191

0034' N
0919' E
Leaf litter, winkler funnel


{Technomyrmex semiruber}The photomontage is of a queen from Gabon, Pongara; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 191).

My diagnosis is speculative but it is of the right size and general colouration, pubescence, etc.

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