Calyptomyrmex nummuliticus Santschi
Type location Cameroun (Calyptomyrmex
nummulitica n. sp.,
Santschi, 1914d: 353, worker; Bolton, 1981a: 65, queen), collected at
Victoria by F. Silvestri in 1913 - see below
junior synonym reticulatus
reticulatus, new species, Weber, 1952: 25, illustrated, worker)
from Zaïre, 17 miles N of Beni, N A Weber, 24.ii.1948 - no images on Antweb (September 2014)
queen only described (see Bolton, 1995) .
Santschi's (1914d) description is at . Weber's (1952) description of reticulatus
is at . Bolton's modern description (1981a) is at
(as Calyptomyrmex cryptocerus, Taylor, 1979: 63) WORKER. TL
3.02 mm, HL 0.89, HW 0.86, SL 0.34, PW 0.75
Colour brown. Dorsal surfaces entirely covered with orbicular hairs.
Propodeum with a pair of teeth over halfway down the steep declivity.
A single specimen from a rotten log, was collected with alate males at
the Cocoa research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, by B. Bolton (his
collection of the species was listed by him, 1981a).
In Ghana, collections were from CRIG and Mt.
Atewa (D. Leston; B. Bolton), and Mampong (Calyptomyrmex species
B was collected from dead wood under cocoa at the Mampong Cemetery farm
by Room, 1971). Since a total of 11 workers was collected from leaf
litter under primary and secondary forest (Kade, Atewa Forest Reserve)
and cocoa (Asiakwa, Bunso) by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).
Also from Ivory Coast, at Sangrobo (W.L. &
D.E. Brown) and Divo (L. Brader) (Bolton, 1981a).
photomontage of the type worker is collated from the Antweb.org
The photomontage is
of a specimen (damaged) from Ghana,
collected by S Sky Stephens, 2006 (currently in collection of S Sky
Stephens). Other images can be seen in the
folder at -
photomontage of a worker, from Liberia
is collated from the Antweb.org
Curiously, this was not listed by Bolton (1981a).