The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetraponera
Tetraponera poultoni Donisthorpe

Tetraponera poultoni Donisthorpe

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Uganda (Donisthorpe, 1931b: 497, worker) collected by JEM Mellor, 10.x.1928 - no images on Antweb (January 2019)
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Donisthorpe's (1931b) description is at {original description}.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetraponera poultoni
B Taylor det.
Dupont & Braet

00’42.9" N
3814’52.3" E
no details


{Tetraponera poultoni}The photomontage is of a worker from Kenya, Subukia; collectors Dupont & Braet. This appears a close match to Donisthorpe's description but has no subventral process on the petiole; the specimen has a thin coating of grease of some form which slightly obscures the sculpturation on the head.

TL ca 6.8 mm, HL1.65, HW 1.30, SL 0.80, EL 0.52, PW 0.85; CI 78, SI 55 OI 50

2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.