description is at and . Santschi's (1924a) description of punctatus
is at Bolton's modern
description (1974b) is at .
WORKER - small, TL 7.6-10.8 mm, funicular segments 3-5
broader than long. Labial palp with 2 segments. Head without striae.
Colour red-brown (Bolton, 1974b: 333, not illustrated).
Two specimens which Bolton felt were of this species,
but somewhat smaller (TL 5.6 and 6.7) were collected in Ivory Coast,
at Lamto, Toumodi (J. Lévieux). Otherwise it is known from Malawi
and Zimbabwe (Bolton, 1974b). In their key, Bolton & Brown
(2002) list only east and southern African countries.
See also the Bernard (1952) report on "punctua")
of a male specimen from Guinea possibly of this species.