Sugar ants

Sugar ants

Observation - Sugar ants - Southern Africa. Description: Have wrestled with this one because it consistently keys out on all characteristics as this species, which is not listed by Iziko as occurring in the Western Cape. It is one of the maculatus group and, like all of these, remains in a fog of taxonomic inex

Have wrestled with this one because it consistently keys out on all characteristics as this species, which is not listed by Iziko as occurring in the Western Cape. It is one of the maculatus group and, like all of these, remains in a fog of taxonomic inexactitude ... so it may not be this. If not, the keys are as bad as the taxonomy ... and we'll need a new common name if it is this species.