The Ants of Africa
Genus Oligomyrmex
Oligomyrmex (Aeromyrma) debilis Santschi

Oligomyrmex (Aeromyrma) debilis Santschi

Major - return to key Minor - return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Guinea (Oligomyrmex debilis, Santschi, 1913e: 459, minor, name and main features in key; Santschi, 1914d: 360, major, minor & male) collected at Kindia, others from Camayenne and Conakry, collector F. Silvestri
major, minor and male described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Oligomyrmex debilis}Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description} and {original description}.

The key features from Santschi's (1913e) key were -
Major: Propodeum edentate; size larger, TL 2.5-2.6 mm; postpetiole one and two-thirds wider than long; occiput submatt, densely but finely sculptured; colour reddish-yellow, gaster darker.
Minor - Postpetiole wider than long; TL < 1.0 mm; head shiny, feebly punctate, smooth; petiole notably narrower than the postpetiole; metanotal groove quite deep, dorsum longer than jeanneli. French Guinea.

{Oligomyrmex debilis major}The photomontage of the holotype major worker is collated from

{Oligomyrmex debilis minor}The photomontage of the type minor worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Oligomyrmex (Aeromyrma) debilis
B Taylor det.
E Poirier
Yekepa Camp 4
PF 12
Nimba County
0733’04" N
0833’17" E
Pitfall trap
Floodplain & marsh
501 m asl
Oligomyrmex (Aeromyrma) debilis
B Taylor det.
Y Braet
Gabon 179
0034' N
0919' E
Pongara Base, winkler funnel

{Oligomyrmex debilis major}The photomontage is of a major worker from Liberia, Pongara National Park; Camp Base; collector E Poiriet (Yekepa Camp 4 PF XII).

{Oligomyrmex debilis worker}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; Camp Base; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 179).

The minute specimen appears a reasonable match for Santschi's description.

2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.