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Species: Nesomyrmex stramineus   (Arnold, 1948) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Limnomyrmex stramineus Arnold, 1948 PDF: 223, fig. 10 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Leptothorax: Brown, 1971a PDF: 4.
Combination in Nesomyrmex: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 272.
// Distribution


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mbanyana, N. & Robertson, H. G., 2008, Review of the ant genus Nesomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in southern Africa., African Natural History 4, pp. 35-55

Nesomyrmex stramineusHNS (Arnold, 1948)

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Limnomyrmex stramineus ArnoldHNS, 1948: 223. For type information and synonyms, see Bolton (1982).

Description of worker

HL 0.612-0.618, HW 0.502-0.525, HW1 0.528-0.541, CI 81-86, SL 0.354-0.364, SI 67-73, PW 0.364-0.393, ML 0.685-0.718, EL 0.128-0.138, EI 24-27.

Description of workers matches the description of this species by Bolton (1982).


Similar to the larger N. denticulatusHNS - see under diagnosis for this latter species.


Nests in dead wood on trees. Specimens have been collected from savanna woodland and Afromontane forest.

Material examined

South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal: St. Lucia, [28°23'S 32°24'E], 19 February 1946, J.C.F. [= J.C. Faure], SAM- ENT-0011829; False Bay Park, Dungandlovu camp, Savannah woodland, 28°2'S 32°22'E, 14 February 1999, Ref # 13903 ex dead thorn of Acacia niloticaHNS, P.S. Ward, SAM-HYM-C 016512; Pongola, [27°23'S 31°37'E], 11 July 1967, DrKarney,SAM-HYM-C015106.Swaziland:Malolotja Nature Reserve, Majolomba Gorge, 26°7'S 31°6'E, 18 February 1999, Afromontane forest, Ref. # 13931 - ex dead twig, P.S. Ward, SAM-HYM-C016531.


Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Afromontane forest, 1 times found in Forest - Afromontane, 1 times found in Savanna woodland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex dead twig vine.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1150 meters, 770 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1946-02-19 and 1999-02-18

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011829

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