The Ants of Africa
Genus Pyramica
Pyramica (Smithistruma) hensekta (Bolton)

Pyramica (Smithistruma) hensekta (Bolton)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} 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 .

{Pyramica (Smithistruma) hensekta}Bolton's description (1983) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.0-2.1 mm; distinguished by the transverse clypeal margin, head broad and short; colour uniform dull yellow.

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).

{Pyramica (Smithistruma) hensekta}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

{Strumigenys hensekta}The photomontage of a worker from Kenya is collated from

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