Psalidomyrmex feae Menozzi
Type location Principé I (Psalidomyrmex Feae n. sp.,
1922a: 349, all forms)
junior synonym impressa (Psalidomyrmex
Feae var. impress n.
1922a: 352, all forms) .
(1922a) description is at and . Bolton's modern description (1975b) is at
WORKER - similar to procerus separated as in
key, and at lower end of size range
TL 10.8-12.2 mm, HL 2.08-2.36, HW 1.96-2.24, SL 1.56-1.80, PW 1.52-1.68
(Bolton, 1975b: 11, illustrated, head only).
Holotype and a few other workers, male and female from
Roça Infante Don Henrique, ii.1901, at 100-330 m, and (junior synonym
var. impressa) at 200-300 m, both by L. Fea; (Bolton, 1975b).
photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0004984
- this seems nearer the Bolton separation with a rounded head shape,
red-brown colour (not black as procerus) and shiny lobes of
frontal carinae; no obvious striated sculpturation; long antennal
scapes. Otherwise possibly a new species.
Collection details - Cameroon: Prov. Sud-Ouest; Bimbia Forest,
7.4 km 119° ESE Limbe; 03°58'55"N 009°15'45"E, 40m. Collection
Information: Collection codes: BLF2324. Date: 14 Apr 2000. Collected
by: B.L.Fisher. Method: EC19 sifted litter. Habitat: rainforest.
Transect Type: MW 50 sample transect, 5m. Transect Sample No.: 45.