The specimen shown (right) in the photomontage is from
Collection details - Gabon: Prov. Ogooue-Maritime;
Reserve de Faune de la Moukalaba-Dougoua, 12.2 km 305° NW
Doussala; 02°19'00"S 010°32'00"E, 110m.
Collection Information: Collection codes: ANTC1251. Date: 21 Mar
2000. Collected by: S. Van Noort. Method: Sweep Habitat: Savannah,
grasses & Nauclea latifolia.
Generally fairly similar to
Aphomomyrmex afer but eyes not well away from sides
of head and alitrunk profile quite different; the nine-segmented
antennae, and mandible with basal tooth set well away from the
others, fit the Genus.
(1923b) in his general (outdated) review noted only the scape and
tibiae are pubescent - this has dense pubescence all over. His key
first couplet noted one species, giardi from Chile, with
the promesonotal suture quite strongly impressed, the rest had
this suture not impressed or less distinct than the metanotal
suture; the key takes one to couplet 3 on the basis of the
alitrunk dorsum being narrowed at the metanotal region; then to
couplet 5 legs and antennae pubescent; to couplet 6, metanotal
narrowing feeble and metanotum not distinct from propodeum; at
couplet the separation falls for this species as the separation
has scape reaching ro slightly passing the occiput or the
scape surpassing the occiput by twice its own (width or length,
printing error). In the many illustrations the only relatively
similar species is Brachymyrmex fiebrigi Forel.
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