Anochetus maynei Forel
Type location Zaïre
(Anochetus pellucidus Em. v. Maynei
n. v., Forel 1913h: 347, queen only;
raised to full species by Brown, 1978c: 601, illustrated, worker)
collected at Congo da Lemba, by R Mayné; worker and queen described
(see Bolton, 1995) .
(1913h) description of the queen is at . Brown's (1978c) description of the worker
is at .
WORKER - HL 1.50 mm, HW 1.38, eye length 0.30 mm, from
Brown (1978, illustrated, Fig. 25).
Characters as in key, plus stout almost peg-like profile to petiole,
seen from above the apex is lunate.
Brown based his elevation to species on specimens from
Ghana, at CRIG and Kade (D. Leston), the labels indicated "active
at night". A single worker was collected in leaf litter under secondary
forest at CRIG, by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).
photomontage of the holotype queen is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=crmcaent000017739
As Brown (1978) noted the petiole node of the queen does not match
his designated workers and an associated ergatoid but the general
morphology, head shape and alitrunk sculpture are similar. Images of
the Brown specimens are not available on Antweb (September 2014).
A much closer match, however, appears to be the workers of Anochetus sudanicus both the type and fresh specimens sent to me.