The Ants of Africa
Genus Pyramica
Pyramica (Smithistruma) marginata (Santschi)

Pyramica (Smithistruma) marginata (Santschi)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Epitritus marginatus n. sp., Santschi, 1914b: 114, illustrated, worker & queen; as Miccostruma marginata in Brown (1948e: 123, see Bolton, 1995) Shimoni, xi.1911, Alluaud & Jeannel - see below.

Worker and queen described .

{Pyramica (Smithistruma) marginata}Santschi's (1914b) description is at {original description}. Bolton's description (1983), as Smithistruma marginatus, is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.2-1.3 mm; 4-segmented antennae; distinctive clypeal shape, with anterior border concave; postpetiole smooth and shining; colour uniform dull yellow to yellowish-brown (Bolton, 1983: 312, not illustrated).

From West Africa, Bolton (1983) listed only findings from Ivory Coast, at Adiopodoumé and Man (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret); others were from Kenya and Zimbabwe.

A single worker was found in Ghana, at Mankrang Forest Reserve, in leaf litter under primary forest by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

{Strumigenys marginata}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

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

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