Key to Afrotropical Boloponera species

Every Ant Tells a Story - And Scientists Explain Their Stories Here
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This key is based on Hawkes (2018)[1]

You may also be interested in: Boloponera

1

  • Torular lobes distinctly longitudinally striate; first gastral tergite with standing hairs and appressed pubescence; subpetiolar process with a strongly developed posteriorly projecting acute tooth; mesosoma dorsum, scapes and femora longitudinally striate between scattered piligerous foveolae (Central African Republic) ..... Boloponera vicans
Casent0401737 p 1 high.jpg
  • Torular lobes smooth and highly polished without striations; first gastral tergite with appressed pubescence only; subpetiolar process terminating in a blunt slightly recurved posteroventral point, but without a strong posteriorly projecting acute tooth; mesosoma dorsum, scapes and femora smooth and shining between scattered piligerous foveolae (South Africa) ..... Boloponera ikemkha
Boloponera ikemkha casent0254322 p 1 high.jpg

References

<references>

  1. Hawkes, P. G. 2018 A new species of Boloponera from Sekhukhuneland, South Africa (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Ponerinae)ZooKeys 798: 23–44. doi:10.3897/zookeys.798.28606