The Ants of Africa
Genus Oligomyrmex
species E
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Oligomyrmex (Oligomyrmex) species E

Nigeria specimens (Taylor, 1980a: 37)

Major - return to key Minor - return to key.

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.