African Natural History
On-line version ISSN 1816-8396
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 1816-8396.
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.