Monomorium dolatu Bolton
Type location Cameroun,
(Bolton, 1987: 384, not illustrated) collected at Nko'emvon by D.A.
Jackson, 1980, holotype and 3 paratype workers .
Bolton's description (1987) is at .
WORKER - TL 1.4-1.5 mm; characterised by 11-segmented
antennae and wedge-shaped petiole; also clypeal carinae sharply
defined, anterior median portion of clypeus with sharply angle lateral
margins meeting shallowly concave anterior margin; colour yellow,
posterior of head somewhat darker and first gastral tergite with an
apical broad brown band (Bolton, 1987).
Other findings from Ghana, at Mampong (P.M.
Room), single specimen; and Ivory Coast, at Gagno (L. Brader),
single specimen (Bolton, 1987).
Note - all the specimens from the McKey project
(see below) have 12-segmented antennae. In all other aspects of the
morphology, size and colour, apart from some having gastral tergites
with large dark lateral spots, they match Bolton's description. As
Bolton did not provide a drawing, without examining the holotype I
cannot be sure of the correct situation but the Antweb photographs of the holotype confirm the almost exact resemblance.
photomontages are of specimens collected in Cameroun -
south-western tropical coastal forest area between Edéa and Campo
(McKey Wolbachia project, Cameroon 19). . All samples from
domatia of Leonardoxa africana africana, except 55, which were
found in a bunch of Leonardoxa twigs, taken to the laboratory
for raising Keratoplatidan flies.