Ants of Africa
Pyramica (Smithistruma) cavinasis (Brown)
Pyramica (Smithistruma) cavinasis
Type location Zaïre
(Smithistruma (Smithistruma) cavinasis new species,
Brown, 1950b: 42, worker; see Bolton, 1995) - no type images on Antweb
Worker only described .
Brown's (1950b) description is at . Bolton's modern description (1983) is
WORKER - TL 1.9-2.1 mm; like Pyramica
sharra in having broadly scale-like to suborbicular
hairs all over the head, separable by the head being shorter and CI
higher (CI 63-67), antennal scapes also shorter and SI lower (SI
63-70); colour medium to light brown (Bolton, 1983: 287, not
Recorded from Cameroun,
(D.A. Jackson) and near Yaoundé (G. Terron) (Bolton, 1983).
Three workers were collected in Ghana from
leaf litter under primary forest at Kade in the semi-deciduous forest
zone by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).
The photomontage is
collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0178306
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