The Ants of Africa
Genus Axinidris
Axinidris occidentalis Shattuck

Axinidris occidentalis Shattuck

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Liberia (Shattuck, 1991: 118, illustrated alitrunk and propodeal views, worker); holotype and seven paratypes collected from Paiata (or Payeta) (by J. Bequaert) - no images on Antweb (February 2015)

Shattuck (1991) gave no details but Bequaert was in Zare in 1910-1915 and I have not found any reference to his having visited Liberia. Found on an unidentified ant-plant.

{Axinidris occidentalis}WORKER - HL 0.88-0.95, HW 0.88-0.96, SL 0.57-0.65, PW 0.34-0.41
Without pronotal hairs; body colour yellowish-red with gaster, clypeus, mandible and antennae lighter, tarsi light yellow (Shattuck, 1991).

2007, 2010, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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