Parvaponera darwinii africana

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Parvaponera darwinii africana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Parvaponera
Species: P. darwinii
Subspecies: P. darwinii africana
Trinomial name
Parvaponera darwinii africana
(Forel, 1909)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Kenya.

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Parvaponera darwinii_africana 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.

  • africana. Euponera (Pseudoponera) darwini var. africana Forel, 1909b: 51 (q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Santschi, 1914b: 51 (m.). Combination in Euponera (Trachymesopus): Emery, 1911d: 86; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 302; in Parvaponera: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 200. Subspecies of darwinii: Santschi, 1937b: 95.

Description

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1995a. [Untitled. Taxonomic changes in Pachycondyla attributed to Brown.] Pp. 302-311 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 302, Combination in Pachycondyla)
  • Emery, C. 1911e. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125 (page 86, Combination in Euponera (Trachymesopus))
  • Forel, A. 1909b. Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 53: 51-73 (page 51, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1914b. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale, 1911-1912. Résultats scientifiques. Insectes Hyménoptères. II. Formicidae. Paris: Libr. A. Schulz, pp. 41-148. (page 51, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1937b. Résultats entomologiques d'un voyage au Cameroun. Formicides récoltés par Mr. le Dr. F. Zumpt. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 17: 93-104 (page 95, Stirps of darwinii)
  • 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)