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*Arnold, G. 1915.  A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 1-159 (page 52, male described)
 
*Arnold, G. 1915.  A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 1-159 (page 52, male described)
 
*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 306, Combination in Pachycondyla)
 
*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 306, Combination in Pachycondyla)
*Dean, W.R.J. 1989. Foraging and forager-recruitment in ''Ophthalmopone hottentota'' Emery Hymenoptera Formicidae. Psyche (Camb.), 96 (1–2): 123–130.
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*[[Media:Ophthalmopone hottentota foraging Dean 1989.pdf|Dean, W.R.J. 1989. Foraging and forager-recruitment in ''Ophthalmopone hottentota'' Emery Hymenoptera Formicidae. Psyche (Camb.), 96 (1–2): 123–130.'''PDF''']]
 
*Emery, C. 1886b.  Alcune formiche africane. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 18: 355-366 (page 360, worker described)
 
*Emery, C. 1886b.  Alcune formiche africane. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 18: 355-366 (page 360, worker described)
 
*Emery, C. 1902c.  Note mirmecologiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 6: 22-34 (page 30, Combination in Ophthalmopone, Senior synonym of lanceolata)
 
*Emery, C. 1902c.  Note mirmecologiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 6: 22-34 (page 30, Combination in Ophthalmopone, Senior synonym of lanceolata)

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Ophthalmopone hottentota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Ophthalmopone
Species: O. hottentota
Binomial name
Ophthalmopone hottentota
(Emery, 1886)

Pachycondyla hottentota sam-hym-c005957a profile 1.jpg

Pachycondyla hottentota sam-hym-c005957a dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

Synonyms
At a Glance • Gamergate  

 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Termite specialists, individual foraging

Castes

The queen caste is absent, and instead gamergates (mated, egg-laying workers) reproduce (Peeters & Crewe 1985).

Nomenclature

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

  • hottentota. Pachycondyla hottentota Emery, 1886: 360 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1915: 52 (m.). Combination in Ophthalmopone: Emery, 1902c: 30; in Pachycondyla: Brown, in Bolton, 1995b: 306; in Ophthalmopone: Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 124. Senior synonym of lanceolata: Emery, 1902c: 30.
  • lanceolata. Ophthalmopone lanceolata Mayr, 1895: 125 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of hottentota: Emery, 1902c: 30.

Description

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