Anochetus fuliginosus Arnold
Type location South Africa
(Anochetus fuliginosus n. sp.,
Arnold, 1948; 214, illustrated, worker); worker only described (see
Bolton, 1995) .
(1948) description is at . Brown's (1978)
description is with pellucidus
at . Described as ranging widely in West
Africa, from Liberia east to Zaïre
by Brown (1978c: 605), who has good illustrations (Fig. 3, full face,
and Fig. 42, lateral).
by Room (1971) as found three times in his cocoa canopy collections in
southern Ghana. Presumably those included the specimens reported
from Aburi (2 workers, P. Room) by Brown (1978c), who also listed a
specimen from Mampong (1 worker, D. Leston).
Brown (1978c) also noted a small nest series from
Monrovia, Liberia (E.S. Ross and R.E. Leech).
specimens (as Anochetus species 1, Taylor, 1976: 15). WORKER.
TL 6.02 mm, HL 1.09, HW 1.09, SL 1.09 and PW 0.68
Colour very dark castaneous, lighter on the apices, antennae
golden-yellow, shiny. Head coarsely striate on dorsum. Pronotum more or
less longitudinally rugose. Propodeum rugoreticulate. Petiolar node a
thick scale with the apex bluntly concave, and a rectangular
sub-petiolar process. Eyes large, length 0.31 mm.
Collected at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria,
Idi Ayunre, on a mature cocoa tree, from a crevice containing vegetable
debris, soil and arthropod remains. Brown (1978c) reported a specimen
from on a cocoa tree trunk at CRIN (B. Bolton).
photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0217504. From those listed by Brown (1978c).
Oxford University Museum
B Taylor det.
|Camp 1; 528 m; Ayous
is of a probable queen from Central
African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP; collected by Philippe Annoyer.
The queen is previoulsy unreported.