Bothroponera lamottei Bernard
Type location Guinea
(Bothroponera lamottei, Bernard, 1952: 188, worker), Mt. Nimba,
collector Lamotte; worker only described - no images on Antweb (June
Bolton (1995, 306) has
"Combination in Pachycondyla: Brown, new combination";
status revived Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 77 .
WORKER - TL 8.5-8.7 mm, HL
2.0, HW 1.75
General colour and form similar to soror (silvestrii)
but head differs. Colour matt black, without bronze reflections. Head
and body finely shagreened, somewhat more than soror,
especially on the pronotum. Fairly dense, yellow pilosity. Head
manifestly bigger and more rounded relative to the body, with sides
converging posterior to the eyes. Eye with 180 facets (ommatidia).
Clypeus dull black, partly with longitudinal striations, medial lobe
convex, but lateral lobes more pronounced. Propodeum of lamottei
and soror with a sharp angle at posterior declivity (rounded
transition in other former Bothroponera). Hemispherical
petiole, a little wider than long.
From Guinea a total of 11 workers were collected
from forest locations - Yanlé 2; Yalanzou, 2; Camp IV, 1000 m, 3; Nion,
3; Mount Tô, 1; plus, 1 worker from the crest of Mount Tô which was
smaller, TL 7.2, and blacker (Bernard, 1952). One is shown right
(scan from photocopy of photo).