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African Natural History

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MBANYANA, Nokuthula  and  ROBERTSON, Hamish G.. Review of the ant genus Nesomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) in southern Africa. Afr. nat. history (Online) [online]. 2008, vol.4, pp.35-55. ISSN 2305-7963.

Members of the genus Nesomyrmex in southern Africa are small, non-dominant, myrmicine ants that nest either in trees (angulatus-group) or in soil (simoni-group). Of the twenty species recorded from this region, the following 15 are newly described: ontoinetteoe, cederbergensis, entobeni, ezontsi, inye, karooensis, koebergensis, lorsenae, mcgregori, nanniae, njengelanga, ruani, soosveldensis, tshiguvhoae and vonnoorti. All Nesomyrmex species recorded from southern Africa are described and illustrated, with accompanying information on biology and distribution.

Keywords : Nesomyrmex; Leptothorox; ants; southern Africa; Nama-Karoo; Succulent Karoo; Fynbos.

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