| Bondroitia saharensis|
Nothing is known about the biology of Bondroitia saharensis.
Only known from the queen and male caste. Bolton (1987) - Bondroitia saharensis is similar to Bondroitia lujae. The female is much smaller than that of lujae; HW 1.94 in lujae, HW 1.18 in saharensis; maximum width of mesoscutum 2.72 in lujae, 1.56 in saharensis. The female of saharensis is yellow in colour, as opposed to black in lujae, and if the size discrepancy between lujae female and worker is expressed in saharensis then workers of the latter will be very small indeed. Eyes of the saharensis female are relatively larger than those of lujae, 0.44 x HW in the former and 0.24 x HW in the latter. Males show the differences in antennal segment count and eye position mentioned in the diagnosis of the genus, rendering them easy to differentiate.
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One of two species of the genus, this species is known from queens and males with workers yet to be collected. Its congener is known from all three castes.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- saharensis. Diplomorium saharensis Santschi, 1923e: 278 (q.m.) NIGER. Combination in Bondroitia: Bolton, 1987: 277.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Bolton (1987) - Syntype females, male, NIGER: Bilma, ix-xi. 1913 (Noel) (Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle) [examined] .
- Bolton, B. 1987. A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 54: 263-452 (page 277, combination in Bondroitia)
- Santschi, F. 1923e. Descriptions de nouveaux Formicides éthiopiens et notes diverses. I. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 11: 259-295 (page 278, queen, male described)