Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Messor
Family: Formicidae (Insecta/Hymenoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
capensis
NOTES

A smallish ant which lives in underground nests and runs in trails. The head is large and the adomen is large and globular. The thorax is widest at the front and is attached to the two segmented waist by a narrow stalk. Assists in the dispersal of seeds.


AUTHORITY
(Mayr, 1862)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Has a reddish-brown head and thorax
Colour: Brown
Notes: The abdomen is black
Colour: Black
Common Name
Harvester ant
Ant
Habitat
NOTES: Found along the roadside
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Aphaenogaster pseudoaegyptiaca
Messor barbarus schencki
Messor braunsi
Messor donisthorpei



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