Anochetus pellucidus Emery
Type location Cameroun
(Emery, 1902c: 14, worker - paper incorrectly referenced in Bolton,
1995) collected by Conradt
junior synonym aurifrons (Santschi,
1910c: 351, worker) from Congo, Brazzaville, by A. Weiss
worker only described (Brown, 1978: 558; Bolton, 1995) .
Nigeria specimens (Taylor, 1976: 15). WORKER.
TL 5.07 mm, HL 1.09, HW 1.09, SL 1.09 and PW 0.59
Colour golden-yellow, with a shiny transparent cuticle. Head very
finely striate, most noticeably on the dorsum. Alitrunk spiculate
especially on the propodeum. Petiolar node a scale with a transversely
rectangular apex. Eyes large, length 0.28 mm.
I collected it nesting in debris in a cocoa jorquette at the Cocoa
Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre.
Bernard (1952) recorded a single specimen from Guinea;
from Nimba, Camp IV, 1000 m (Lamotte, vi-1942), with a slightly bifid
dorsal margin to the petiole.
From Nigeria, Brown (1978c) examined a single
worker from in a cocoa tree trunk at CRIN (B. Bolton),
In Ghana, collected by pyrethrum knockdown at
Kade by Majer (1975, 1976b), with 27-33 workers per sample. Found in
six of Room's (1971) collections from cocoa canopy in southern Ghana.
Seven workers were collected by pkd from two areas of the canopy, and
one worker from the ground, in a block of Amelonado cocoa by Bigger
(1981a). Brown (1978c) had examined specimens from 9-10 km north of
Takoradi (2 workers, E.S. Ross and R.E. Leech), Adeiso, pkd (3 workers,
D. Leston) and CRIG, from under cocoa bark (1 worker, B. Bolton).
Cameroun specimens seen by Brown (1978c) came
from Ekok, 30 km east of Tekmo (E.S. Ross and K. Lorenzen). He also
reported findings from Banco Forest, Ivory Coast (1 worker
running on a large rotten log in primary forest, W.L. Brown); Zaïre