Asphinctopone lamottei (Bernard)
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) .
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 .