Decamorium raptor (Hita Garcia)
Type location Cameroun
raptor, Hita Garcia sp. n. in
Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014: 84,
illustrated, worker) collected at Bakundu, by
A Dejean - see below
specimen (as Decamorium decem, Taylor 1980a: 47). WORKER. TL 3.17 mm, HL 0.68, HW 0.56, SL 0.42, PW 0.44
red-brown, gaster darker. Mandibles with five to six teeth. Sides of
median portion of clypeus and posterior margins of the lateral portions
raised, bordering the antennal insertions. Antennae 10-segmented with
3-segmented club. Antennal scrobees present above the eyes, ventral
margins of scrobes poorly defined. Anterodorsal pronotal angles acute;
promesonotal suture absent. Metanotal groove impressed, metanotal
lobes present; propodeum bidentate. Sting with apicodorsal triangular
lamelliform appendage. Femora of legs swollen.
In Nigeria, it nests in rotten logs or twigs in leaf-litter. Forage in leaf litter, often in single file. Will prey on termites.
My worker listed by Hita Garcia (2014).