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

Pyramica (Smithistruma) malaplax (Bolton)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Angola (Smithistruma malaplax sp. n., Bolton, 1983: 304, not illustrated, worker), holotype worker only, Gubela, 17.iii.1972, P Hammond - see below .


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

WORKER - TL 2.1 mm; with a smooth post-petiolar disc, no metanotal groove, and having long stout hairs on the head confined to the clypeus; colour orange-brown, gaster blackish-brown.

Single workers known from a second location in Angola, from Zare, at Yangambi, by M. Maldague; and Nigeria, at IITA (B.R. Critchley) (Bolton, 1983). Found in Ghana, at CRIG, in leaf litter (69 workers) under cocoa and primary forest by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).


{Pyramica (Smithistruma) malaplax}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0900092.

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