The Ants of Africa
Genus Cyphoidris
Cyphoidris werneri Bolton

Cyphoidris werneri Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Rwanda (Bolton, 1981b: 259, not illustrated, worker); from Rangiro, litter, by P. Werner, ix.1976. Holotype and 14 paratype workers only known .


Bolton's description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.5-3.8 mm; distinguished by strong overall alitrunk reticulo-rugose sculpture and steep slope from pronotum backwards.


Cyphoidris werneriThe photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0178293&shot=p1&project=kenyaants, where it appears as Cyphoiris spinosa.  The specimen clearly matches the type description by Bolton for werneri, notably the coarse sculpturation on the dorsal alitrunk

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