Technomyrmex zimmeri

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Technomyrmex zimmeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Technomyrmex
Species: T. zimmeri
Binomial name
Technomyrmex zimmeri
(Forel, 1911)


Bolton (2007) - A member of the Technomyrmex schoutedeni group. From the original description this species is very close to Technomyrmex schoutedeni and will answer the description of that species except for colour. In zimmeri the gaster is stated as being black (but each gastral segment with a yellow posterior margin), distinctly darker than the head and mesosoma which are yellowish red. Conversely, in schoutedeni the gaster is reddish yellow to orange, distinctly lighter than the reddish brown to blackish brown head and mesosoma.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Republic of Tanzania.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • zimmeri. Engramma zimmeri Forel, 1911d: 370 (w.) TANZANIA. Combination in Technomyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c: 161. See also: Bolton, 2007a: 42.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Bolton (2007) - Holotype worker, TANZANIA: Amani (Zimmer) (holotype lost, not in Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève).


  • Bolton, B. 2007b. Taxonomy of the dolichoderine ant genus Technomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) based on the worker caste. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. 35(1): 1-149.
  • Forel, A. 1911f. Fourmis nouvelles ou intéressantes. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 47: 331-400 (page 370, worker described)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 161, Combination in Technomyrmex)