The Ants of Africa
Genus Asphinctopone
Asphinctopone lamottei (Bernard)

Asphinctopone lamottei (Bernard)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Guinea (Lepidopone lamottei, Bernard, 1952: 208, illustrated, worker) from Nion, Mt. Nimba (5 workers, collected by Lamotte, at 700 m); worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Asphinctopone lamottei}WORKER - TL 3.3 mm, HL 0.85, HW 0.72
Colour entirely dark red-brown, shiny, extremities yellow-red. Head with double-sized puncturation, large punctures spaced by 4-5 times their diameter, mixed with smaller elongated punctures. Clypeus and antennal lobes strongly puncturated and striated, matt. Eyes black, with 10-12 facets. Clypeus with sinuous margin, median lobe concave. Mandibles slender, polished, with 4 large teeth, the second denticulate at its base (other genus members with 5 or 6 teeth). Alitrunk with only large puncturation, otherwise very smooth and shiny. Propodeum dorsally rounded, half as long as the declivity, with fossae which give an appearance of crenulation. Petiole scale yellowish, from the rear seen as somewhat concave.

Bernard's (1952) description is at {original description}.

{Asphinctopone lamotteiThe photomontage of the type worker is collated from

2007, 2008, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.