Overall colour yellow-orange, shiny. Very fine, dense pubescence on
head, alitrunk and gaster. Erect hairs sparse especially on the head;
alitrunk with a single main line of four pairs of hairs. Promesonotal
and metanotal sutures distinct. In profile alitrunk more or less
smoothly curved, but flatter medially.
TL 1.32 mm, HL 0.39, HW 0.31, SL 0.36, PW 0.22
Nests were seen in soil at the base of a cocoa tree, and
dead wood on a living tree at the Cocoa Research Institute, Idi Ayunre.
Found foraging on the ground and occasionally on cocoa, where it will
build tents over aphids (Taylor, 1978: 31).
Although this is a limited description, the species is
readily distinguished I am confident to identify it as a new
species. The name is self-explanatory.
Specimens deposited with the Natural History Museum,