Monomorium guineense (Bernard)
Type location Guinea
(Epixenus guineensis, Bernard, 1952: 238, illustrated, worker)
collected on Mt. Nimba, 2 workers from Mont Tô, Ravine I of the forest,
by Lamotte; worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .
- TL 2.3 mm, HL 0.56, HW 0.48 (Bolton measurements; Bernard, 1952, has
TL 1.8-1.9 mm)
Like invidium but with smaller eyes, flat, at midpoint of
sides; generally unsculptured. Colour uniform dark brown, appendages
yellow, femora and scapes brownish; fine yellow hairs dense overall.
Clypeus straight but sinuous with a median triangular area, flat and
shiny, with two short teeth. In profile propodeal dorsum distinct,
promesonoum convex, narrow posteriorly, meeting the declivity in a pair
of prominent obtuse angles. Petiole and postpetiole both scale-like.
Gaster relatively small and convex (after Bernard, 1952, with
illustration adapted here; and Bolton, 1987: 426, illustrated; pedicel
Since found in Ghana, 55 workers, in primary
forest leaf litter at Jachie and Bobiri Forest Reserve, by Belshaw
& Bolton (1994b).