The Ants of Africa
Genus Oligomyrmex
Oligomyrmex (Oligomyrmex) latro Santschi

Oligomyrmex (Oligomyrmex) latro Santschi

Major - return to key Minor - return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zaïre (Oligomyrmex (Oligomyrmex) latro, n. stirps, Santschi, 1937g: 81, illustrated, major & minor) - see below
Major & minor described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Oligomyrmex latro}Santschi's (1937g) description is at {original description}. Weber's (1950a) translation is at {original description}.

{Oligomyrmex latro}The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from

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

Oligomyrmex (Oligomyrmex) species D

Minor only in CRIN collection, not drawn, TL 1.03 mm (Taylor, 1980a: 37).

Colour dark yellow-brown. Unsculptured except for the lower mesonotum which is punctate. Eye small but not minute. Antennae 9-segmented. Metanotal groove shallowly impressed. Propodeal spine more acute than species B. Small subpetiolar tooth.

Collected in Nigeria from an earth termitarium at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre by B. Bolton.

Possibly O. latro?

Oxford University Museum specimens

Oligomyrmex (O.) latro
B Taylor det.
E Zassi

03°20'12.0" S
015°28'43.6" E
Village Mah; 24h pitfall trap

{Oligomyrmex latro}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Réserve de Lésio-Louna; collector Eric Zassi.

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