Myrmicaria natalensis obscuriceps

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Myrmicaria natalensis obscuriceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Myrmicaria
Species: M. natalensis
Subspecies: M. natalensis obscuriceps
Trinomial name
Myrmicaria natalensis obscuriceps
Santschi, 1937

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • obscuriceps. Myrmicaria natalensis var. obscuriceps Santschi, 1937d: 228 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Currently subspecies of natalensis: Santschi, 1939b: 238.

Description

References

  • Santschi, F. 1937d. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola (2me voyage) 1932-1933. Fourmis angolaises. Rev. Suisse Zool. 44: 211-250 (page 228, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1939b. Fourmis de Rhodesia et du Congo. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 79: 237-246 (page 238, Stirps of natalensis)