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Species: Myrmicaria opaciventris   Emery, 1893 

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See Also:

Myrmicaria opaciventris congolensis, Myrmicaria opaciventris crucheti, Myrmicaria opaciventris mesonotalis, Myrmicaria opaciventris obscuripes

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Myrmicaria opaciventris Emery, 1893g PDF: 221, pl. 8, figs. 15, 16 (w.q.m.) ANGOLA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Myrmicaria eumenoides: Forel, 1911h PDF: 276; Stitz, 1916: 393; Wheeler, 1922: 148; of Myrmicaria natalensis: Emery, 1922c PDF: 123.
Revived status as species: Santschi, 1925c PDF: 148.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Nigeria, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times attacking larva of bhilomenes lumata baccinellid bred on bottom aphis.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Hand.

Elevations: collected at 750 m

Type specimens: syntype of Myrmicaria distincta vorax: casent0900504; syntype of Myrmicaria opaciventris: casent0904466

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