(Aneleus) species undet.
Formerly in my ant guide and earlier versions of this
website as Oligomyrmex
silvestrii but clearly not matching Santschi's description and
Minor, previously thought by me, on grounds of size, to
be the major - TL 1.59 mm, HL 0.45, HW 0.36, SL 0.31, PW 0.23; now
(2004) I feel that it is in a fact the minor from the long scapes -
rarely reaching the mid-point of the face in the major morph of any
species. The closest comparison seems to be with the minor of Oligomyrmex
punctatus from Kenya, although that is about 2/3 the size;
another apparently similar minor is menozzii from Fernando Po I.
Colour orange-brown. Antennae 11-segmented.
Sculpturation of head a loose reticulation, dorsomedial area smooth;
pronotum nearly all smooth; lateral mesonotum and propodeum punctate.
Erect hairs short, fine and sparse, most being on the dorsal alitrunk.
Anterior margin of pronotum well defined; promesonotum in profile near
flat; propodeum on distinctly lower plane, spines well developed,
upturned and triangular. Postpetiole with a flattened profile.
In Nigeria, collected from leaf litter and from
under a chip of wood at CRIN (B. Bolton).