Hypoponera lamottei (Bernard)
Type location Guinea
(Ponera lamottei n. sp., Bernard, 1952: 204, illustrated,
Mt. Nimba, station 22, Nion, 700 m, collector Lamotte, holotype and 4
worker only described (new combination in Hypoponera,
Bolton, 1995) .
Bolton & Fisher (2011: 43) place it as a junior
synonym of Hypoponera
(after Bernard, 1952) - TL 2.5-2.7 mm, HL 0.75, HW 0.48
Colour dark brown, redder on thorax, appendages brownish-yellow. Thorax
very shiny; head and gaster less so, finely reticulated. Yellow
pubescence all over, moderately dense except on the gaster. Head
elongated, sides somewhat convex, widest towards the vertex, which is
concave. Eye with 3-4 facets, sited about one-fifth of length from
anterior. Scape slightly surpassing the vertex. Clypeus strongly
convex, with a limited carina, anterior margin straight or feebly
concave. Mandibles with 5 clear teeth, the last two small, preceded by
7-9 more or less distinct denticles. Alitrunk slender, almost flat
dorsally, propodeum declivity smooth and flat, with weak scarcely
visible borders. Petiole scale narrow, not as high as that of dulcis.
Bernard (1952) noted that it is related to the common,
eastern (African), species dulcis, also found at Nimba, differing
especially by the clypeus and propodeum.