The Ants of Africa
Genus Atopomyrmex
Atopomyrmex calpocalycola Snelling

Atopomyrmex calpocalycola Snelling

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Cameroun (A. calpocalycolus; Snelling, 1992a: 96, fully illustrated, major and minor workers; re-spelt by Bolton, 1995), collected from Bayenti, north of Nguti, Southwest Province (D. McKey, 26.xi.1989); holotype and 26 paratype workers from internodes of the plant Calpocalyx species (Snelling, 1992a) .

{Atopomyrmex calpocalycola}Snelling's (1992a) illustrated description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.88-7.03 mm; variations considerable from other two species and given above; also head distinctly longer than broad in all sizes, and with fully erect hairs on the mesonotal dorsum, plus abundant appressed pubescence, especially on gastral tergites; sculpturation on front of head of very fine close striae and sparse fine punctures; colour very dark reddish-brown, clypeus and adjacent areas of face lighter.

Snelling described the antenna as having a 7-segmented funiculus (flagellum) "without differentiated apical club". The worker shown below has a quite distinct club.

{Atopomyrmex calpocalcycola}The photomontage of a paratype worker is collated from the site at

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