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Oligomyrmex (Oligomyrmex) species E
Nigeria specimens (Taylor, 1980a: 37)
Major - TL 1.56 mm, HL 0.57, HW 0.47, SL 0.28, PW 0.23; head and alitrunk finely rugoreticulate, rugae discontinuous. Eye minute and far forward. Antennae 9-segmented. Erect hairs fine, fairly long and moderately abundant. Metanotal groove deep; propodeum rising vertically to a flat slightly down-sloping dorsal surface; triangular spines at the top of the flanged posterior margin. Colour yellow-brown.
Minor - not drawn, TL 0.98 mm; similarly sculptured but loosely reticulate on the head.
Found in an old cocoa pod on the ground at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, by B. Bolton.
© 2007, 2008, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.