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Species: Tetraponera emeryi   (Forel, 1911) 

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See Also:

Tetraponera emeryi_cf, Tetraponera emeryi_nr

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Sima emeryi Forel, 1911f PDF: 367 (w.) Name given by Forel for Emery’s (1895i:23) description of workers of “Sima capensis” (nec F. Smith). SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Syntypes: 2w, Pretoria (leg. Simon); MCSN AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Sima (Tetraponera): Arnold, 1916 PDF: 187.
Combination in Tetraponera: Wheeler, 1922j PDF: 797.

Taxon Page Images:

[Above] Tetraponera emeryi (queen). Welgemoed, Cape Town, South Africa: 19 April 2016. 

[Below] Worker, Fort Beaufort. Photos and collections by Philip Herbst

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Afromontane forest, 8 times found in Forest - Afromontane, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 2 times found in Afromontane forest edge, 2 times found in forest along road, 2 times found in riverine, 2 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in Fogging of Tree canopy. Southern Afrotemperate Forest ., 2 times found in Large garden., 1 times found in Algoa Dune Strandveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times ex dead twig, 1 times ex dead twig thorny vine, 1 times ex dead twig Podalyria, 2 times nest in Acacia karoo thorn, 2 times ex dead twig vine, 1 times ex dead twig of Podalyria, 1 times ex dead twig Buddleja, 1 times hollow twig, in garden, 1 times ex dead twig of thorny vine, 1 times ex dead twig of Buddleja, 1 times ex dead twig Dombeya, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times By Hand, 2 times sweep, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times Sweeping.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1750 meters, 615 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1933-10-31 and 2017-01-01

Type specimens:

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