WORKER DESCRIPTION: Alitrunk in profile slightly convex,
mesonotum with a vertical rear face descending into a slightly
impressed metanotal groove; propodeal spines near halfway down
declivity, stout, acute and triangular; no subpetiolar spine; lateral
alitrunk reticulo-striate, markings faint on the pronotum, dorsal face
of petiole with distinct spiculation; pilosity
sparse and erect hairs few, pronotum with a single pair of hairs on the
humeral angles; colour black, shiny.
TL 3.36-3.5 mm, HL 0.78-0.8, HW 0.78-0.85, SL 0.50-0.57,
PW 0.45-0.52, CI 106, SI 68.
In Nigeria it was collected rarely, foraging on
and on shade trees (Taylor, 1979: 25).
Although this is a limited description, the species is
readily distinguished, specially by its black colour and shiny
appearance, that I am confident to identify it as a new
species. Named in recognition of the Technical Officer who played
such an important role in our study, Samson Adedoyin.
Specimens deposited with the Natural History Museum,