Bothroponera rubescens

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Bothroponera rubescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Bothroponera
Species complex: talpa
Species: B. rubescens
Binomial name
Bothroponera rubescens
Santschi, 1937

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • rubescens. Bothroponera rubescens Santschi, 1937a: 48 (q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 309;
    • combination in Bothroponera: Schmidt, C.A. & Shattuck, 2014: 76.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 309.