Aenictus humeralis Santschi
Type location Mali
(Aenictus humeralis n. sp.,
Santschi, 1910g: 752, illustrated, male) Bamako, 1900, A Chevalier - see the headless damaged type at http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0911428
humeralis var. Chevalieri
n. var., Santschi,
1910g: 754, male) from Senegal, collected at Casamance, by
Chevalier - see the damaged type at http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0911429
humeralis Santschi var. viridans
n. var., Santschi, 1915c: 248, male) from Benin,
collected at Kouandé, by Desanti - see below
males only described (see
Bolton, 1995, where the type location is wrongly given as "Sudan"). The
type location was confirmed as Mali, i.e French Sudan, by Santschi
(1930a: 56), reporting a further finding, by Andrieu, of males from
Koulouba, a suburb of the type location Bamakou .
Santschi's (1910g) illustrated description is at ; and Santschi's (1910g) description of chevalieri
is at .
Santschi (1915c) described the male of viridans
TL 8-8.5 mm. Colour yellow brown with an olive tone; thoracic dorsum
darker; head black; mandibles and legs red-brown; veins of wings
greenish brown. Extremity of paramere a little more scalloped on the
dorsum and the volsellae are slightly shorter, otherwise as the type.
In the type the head is yellow rust and chevalieri has an
entirely rust coloured head. Specimens from Benin
[Haut-Dahomey], Kouandé, by Desanti, 6 males.