Polyrhachis latharis Bolton
Type location Ghana
(Bolton, 1973b: 348, illustrated, full body dorsal view, alitrunk and
pedicel profile, anterior petiole); holotype from Mt. Atewa (Atewa
Forest Reserve), collected by pkd, by D. Leston, 12.vii.1969, with
holotype, 3 other workers and 2 females - see below.
(1973b) is at
WORKER - TL 6.5-7.0 mm; propodeum marginate laterally
posteriorly but sides of propodeum projecting strongly beyond the
lateral marginations. Sides of head in front of the eyes concave in
full-face view. No erect hairs and very sparse pubescence; colour
black, with antennal funiculi yellow-brown.
Presumably totally arboreal
and from primary forest.
Rigato (2016) reported "REP. of the CONGO: Niari Region, 2.31614 S 12.80933 E, 666 m, 4.vii.2013, primary
forest, canopy fogging (L. Niemand). (1 w, AFRC: LN-RC1 038,
CASENT0250035)". Rigato noted: "Bolton’s figures (1973) show a
4-toothed clypeal lobe; yet the holotype’s lobe is actually 5-toothed
as well as in a single worker recently collected in the Republic of the
Congo, whose measurements are: HL 1.34, HW 1.15, CI 86, SL 1.50, SI
130, FW 0.36, FI 31, PW 1.28, WL 1.83, HTL 1.48".