Pyramica (Serrastruma) maynei (Forel)
Type location Zaïre (Strumigenys
(Trichoscapa) Maynei n. sp., Forel, 1916: 427, all forms) Kisangani
[Stanleyville], Kohl - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909335
junior synonym latiuscula (var. latiuscula n. var., Forel,
1916: 428, worker) from Zaïre, Eala, R. Mayné - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909336
(see Bolton, 1995) .
Forel's (1916) descriptions are at . Bolton's modern description (1983: 347,
illustrated, full-face head), as Serrastruma
maynei, is at .
Nigeria specimen (Taylor, 1979: 45). WORKER. TL
2.29 mm, HL 0.54, HW 0.45, SL 0.31, PW 0.34
No long sinuous hairs, most erect hairs relatively short and spatulate,
short adpressed clavate hairs are moderately abundant on the head and
dorsal alitrunk. Pronotum shiny and unsculptured, except for
longitudinal discontinuous rugulation. Remainder of alitrunk and
petiole finely reticulopunctate. Postpetiole and gaster shiny, with
basal rugae on the first gastral tergite. Propodeal spines acute
triangular. Colour dull brownish-yellow to mid-brown.
TL 2.3-3.0 mm; pronotal sculpturation described as costulation, also as
having broad upper scrobe margins. Collected from a rotten log at the
Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre by B. Bolton, mentioned
in Bolton (1983).
Bolton (1983) described it as appearing to be restricted
to the forest zones of West and Central Africa, east to Uganda.
From Ghana, Bolton (1983) noted finding it
nesting in a cocoa branch about 1.7 m above ground, and a worker
carrying a small nematoceran fly. Findings he listed were Aburi and
Wiawso (D. Leston) and CRIG (C.A. Collingwood; himself).
Other West African records were Guinea-Bissau,
at Bolama (L. Fea, perhaps in 1901); Ivory Coast, at Lamto
(W.L. & D.E. Brown); Cameroun, near Yaoundé (G. Terron)