List of Ants

List of Ants occurring in Botswana. Most species are decsribed on one of the following websites: and/or

As part of Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) survey of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, ants were inventoried from September 19 – 30, 2003 at three sites: Seronga in the Upper Panhandle, around Xakanaxa and Khwai in the Moremi Game Reserve, and at Nxharaga lagoon at Chief’s Island. At least 50 species of ants were recorded from the three RAP sites, most nesting in open sand or in trees. Pitfall trapping and hand collecting were the most successful methods of ant sampling. (Leeanne E. Alonso, Rapid Assessment Program, Conservation International, 1919 M Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 22003)

Tapinoma schultzei Tapinoma schultzei

Technomyrmex foreli Technomyrmex foreli

Dorylus (Al.) attenuatus Dorylus (Al.) attenuatus

Dorylus (T.) fulvus badius Dorylus (T.) fulvus badius

Anoplolepis custodiens Anoplolepis custodiens

Anoplolepis custodiens Anoplolepis custodiens

Anoplolepis steingroeveri Anoplolepis steingroeveri

Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) Camponotus (Myrmopiromis)

Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) niveosetosus Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) niveosetosus

Camponotus (Myrmopsamma) mystaceus Camponotus (Myrmopsamma) mystaceus

Camponotus (Myrmosericus) petersii Camponotus (Myrmosericus) petersii

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) grandidieri mendax Camponotus (Myrmotrema) grandidieri mendax

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) olivieri patersoni Camponotus (Myrmotrema) olivieri patersoni

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) troglodytes Camponotus (Myrmotrema) troglodytes

Lepisiota capensis Lepisiota capensis

Tapinolepis decolor Tapinolepis decolor

Plagiolepis intermedia Plagiolepis intermedia

Plagiolepis vanderkelleni tricolor Plagiolepis vanderkelleni tricolor

Cardiocondyla emeryi Cardiocondyla emeryi

Cardiocondyla shuckardi Cardiocondyla shuckardi

Crematogaster (C.) castanea simia Crematogaster (C.) castanea simia (Valentine Ant)

Crematogaster (Orth.) transvaalensis Crematogaster (Orth.) transvaalensis

Meranoplus glaber Meranoplus glaber

Meranoplus magrettii Meranoplus magrettii

Messor capensis Messor capensis

Messor denticornis Messor denticornis

Messor luebberti Messor luebberti

Messor piceus Messor piceus

Monomorium australe Monomorium australe

Monomorium damarense Monomorium damarense

Monomorium emeryi Monomorium emeryi

Monomorium fugelanum Monomorium fugelanum

Monomorium junodi Monomorium junodi

Monomorium lene Monomorium lene

Monomorium opacior Monomorium opacior

Monomorium oscaris kalahariense Monomorium oscaris kalahariense

Monomorium rabirium Monomorium rabirium

Monomorium rufulum Monomorium rufulum

Monomorium setuliferum Monomorium setuliferum

Monomorium sryetum Monomorium sryetum

Monomorium termitarium Monomorium termitarium

Monomorium vaguum Monomorium vaguum

Myrmicaria baumi Myrmicaria baumi

Nesomyrmex angulatus Nesomyrmex angulatus

Ocymyrmex alacer Ocymyrmex alacer

Ocymyrmex barbiger Ocymyrmex barbiger

Ocymyrmex flaviventris Ocymyrmex flaviventris

Ocymyrmex fortior Ocymyrmex fortior

Ocymyrmex hirsutus Ocymyrmex hirsutus

Ocymyrmex picardi Ocymyrmex picardi

Ocymyrmex sobek Ocymyrmex sobek

Ocymyrmex sphinx Ocymyrmex sphinx

Oligomyrmex africanus Oligomyrmex africanus

Pheidole areniphila Pheidole areniphila

Pheidole crassinoda Pheidole crassinoda

Pheidole schultzei Pheidole schultzei

Pyramica (Serra.) simoni Pyramica (Serra.) simoni

Strumigenys pretoriae Strumigenys pretoriae

Tetramorium (X.) angulinode Tetramorium (X.) angulinode

Tetramorium erectum Tetramorium erectum

Tetramorium khyarum Tetramorium khyarum

Tetramorium notiale Tetramorium notiale Tetramorium notiale

Tetramorium oculatum Tetramorium oculatum

Tetramorium quadrispinosum Tetramorium quadrispinosum

Tetramorium sericeiventre Tetramorium sericeiventre

Tetramorium setuliferum Tetramorium setuliferum

Tetramorium subcoecum Tetramorium subcoecum

Leptogenys intermedia Leptogenys intermedia

Leptogenys maxillosa cribrarta Leptogenys maxillosa cribrarta

Platythyrea lamellosa Platythyrea lamellosa

Plectroctena mandibularis Plectroctena mandibularis

Tetraponera ambigua Tetraponera ambigua

Tetraponera penzigi Tetraponera penzigi