Monomorium malamixtum Bolton
Type location Ivory Coast
(Bolton, 1987: 423, not illustrated, worker & queen); collected at
Man, Mt. Tonkoui, at 900 m (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret,
13.x.1980), holotype, 15 workers and 2 females; also 12 workers from
Tai Forest (17.x.1980) (Bolton, 1987). Other material from Agboville,
Yapo Forest, Tapo-Gare; and Banco National (I. Löbl, probably March
1977), and Dropleu (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret, October 1980) .
Bolton's description (1987) is at .
WORKER - TL 1.6-2.0 mm; minute species with eyes of a
ommatidium; colour brown .
Also from Togo, at Palimé, Klouto Forest (Vit)
The photomontage is of
specimens collected in Cameroun; south-western tropical coastal
forest area between Edéa and Campo (McKey Wolbachia project,
This is dark brown and shiny in appearance, and, has
the acute ridge behind the metanotal groove, characteristic of malamixtum.
This suggests that Bolton (1987) was right to suspect that the darker
forms he had seen from Cameroun may well have been this species rather