Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.64.2. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Bothroponera ancilla   (Emery, 1899) 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Ponera (Bothroponera) soror var. ancilla Emery, 1899d PDF: 472 (w.) CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: holotype worker. Type-locality: Congo: Kiulu River (Staudinger & Bang-Haas). Type-depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, 1995a: 302.
Subspecies of Bothroponera soror: Emery, 1911e PDF: 78; Wheeler, 1922: 74, 772; Bolton, 1995b: 302.
Status as species: Joma & Mackay, 2017 PDF: 12 (redescription).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Shrubland, 1 times found in Pine, 2 times found in Shade coffee.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Litter Sieving + Winkler, 2 times Pitfall, Baits, Litter sieving/Winkler, Aspirator.

Elevations: collected from 1314 - 1608 meters, 1444 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2014-08-28 and 2015-08-04

Type specimens:

See something amiss? Send us an email.