Ants of Africa
Pyramica (Smithistruma) hensekta (Bolton)
Pyramica (Smithistruma) hensekta
Type location Ghana
(Smithistruma hensekta sp. n., Bolton,
1983: 293, illustrated, full-face view, worker), collected at
Mampong by P. M. Room, 9.ii.1970; holotype worker and 4 paratype
workers - see below .
description (1983) is at .
WORKER - TL 2.0-2.1 mm; distinguished by the
transverse clypeal margin, head broad and short; colour uniform dull
Other Ghana records from CRIG
(D. Leston) and Mampong (P. M. Room). Since described as widespread (58
workers from 9 sites) in their leaf litter samples in the
semi-deciduous forest zone by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).
Also from Ivory Coast at Divo
(L. Brader); Cameroun, near Yaoundé (G.
Terron); Gabon and Angola (Bolton, 1983).
photomontage of the
holotype is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0102546.
The photomontage of a worker from Kenya
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