The Ants of Africa
Genus Baracidris
Baracidris meketra Bolton

Baracidris meketra Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Nigeria (Bolton, 1981b: 255, illustrated, worker & queen); from Ile-Ife, collector J.T. Medler, 21.vii.1971; holotype worker and a paratype. Pictured in Hölldobler & Wilson (1990, page 100) .

{unavailable due to copyright}WORKER - a very small ant, TL 1.8 mm; colour uniform light brown, appendages lighter; (Bolton, 1981b, illustrated, full-face view, full body profile, pedicel dorsum). Bolton's description is at {original description}.

In Ghana, Bolton (4.ix.1970) found a single worker and a dealate female in a deep pile of cocoa leaf litter round a large forest tree at CRIG. Later, specimens were collected from leaf litter (8 workers) and soil samples (3 workers) in the Ghana semi-deciduous forest zone (Juaso, cocoa; Esukawkaw Forest Reserve and Bunso, primary forest; Bunso, Kade and Nkawanda, secondary forest) by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

Also known from Ivory Coast, Banco Forest, Abidjan (W.L. Brown, i.1963), single worker (Bolton, 1981b).

{Baracidris meketra}The photomontage is collated from images at - originals by Gary Alpert, Harvard University; Nigeria paratype specimens.

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