Paraparatrechina splendida LaPolla & Cheng
Type location Gabon
(LaPolla & Cheng, 2010: 12, illustrated, worker), from Monts
Doudou; worker only described .
- SL >0.72 mm; tibiae and protrochanter
same dark brown as alitrunk (stated as having a brilliant
blueish-purple irridescence to the cuticle), meso/metatrochanters may
mandibles and antennae typically same brown as head
TL 1.41-2.6 mm, HL 0.54-0.64, HW 0.48-0.50, CI
76-86, SL 0.73-0.83, SI 157-172 (see key page for reference link)
All specimens examined were from 3 collections at the
same location in Gabon, except one set from Uganda, Ruwenzori Expedition, 10 m.
ENE of Bundibugyo, 26.viii.1952, G. O. Evans.
Note: The described colour is more accurately depicted
in the collation of fresh specimens from Congo that I show below.
photomontage is of a specimen from Congo, Brazzaville, pitfall
by Yves Braet & Eric Zassi, 19.vii.2007, t 1.16, 24.
TL ca 2.0 mm, HL 0.52, HW 0.41,
CI 80, SL 0.70, SI 165; at small end of range given by LaPolla &