Bothroponera talpa variolata

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Bothroponera talpa variolata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Bothroponera
Species: B. talpa
Subspecies: B. talpa variolata
Trinomial name
Bothroponera talpa variolata
(Santschi, 1912)

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Type Specimen Label

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Congo (type locality).

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Bothroponera talpa_variolata for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • variolata. Pachycondyla (Bothroponera) variolata Santschi, 1912b: 151 (w.) CONGO. Subspecies of talpa: Santschi, 1914d: 314.

Description

References

  • Santschi, F. 1912b. Fourmis d'Afrique et de Madagascar. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 150-167 (page 151, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1914d. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 8: 309-385 (page 314, Race of talpa)
  • Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, S.O. 2014. The higher classification of the ant subfamily Ponerinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a review of ponerine ecology and behavior. Zootaxa. 3817, 1–242 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3817.1.1)