The Ants of Africa
Genus Pyramica
Pyramica (Trichoscapa) membranifera (Emery)

Pyramica (Trichoscapa) membranifera (Emery)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Italy (Strumigenys (Trichoscapa) membranifera n. sp., Emery, 1869b: 24, illustrated, worker; Emery, 1916b: 205, queen; Emery, 1875b: 11, illustration of worker) Portici - see below
junior synonyms including santschii (Strumigenys membranifera Emery v. Santschii n. var., Forel, 1904c: 6, worker) from Tunisia, Kairouan, F Santschi - see
(see Bolton, 1995) .

{Pyramica membranifera}Emery's (1869b) description is at {original description}. Emery's (1916b) description, in a key, is at {original description}. Forel (1904c) noted santschii n. var. differed from the type primarily by having a more opaque ferruginous red colour, stronger more irregular sculpture on the head, of which the anterior angles formed a near right angle, also the pronotum with a slightly more accentuated margin; two workers from Kairouan, Tunisia, in a nest of Tetramorium caespitum. Bolton's modern description (1983), as Trichoscapa membranifera, is at {original description}.

{Pyramica membranifera}It is a tramp species occurring in many parts of the tropics and warm temperate zones. Later Bolton (1983: 319, illustrated profile and full-face view) reported examining a specimen from Sierra Leone, collected at Njala by E. Hargreaves.

It is pictured by Hölldobler & Wilson (1990, page 125) and can be found on the Japanese Ant Color Image Database.

{Pyramica membranifera}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

{Pyramica membranifera}The photomontage is collated from
Collection details - USA: California; UCD WFCB Ecosystem study center; Davis. Collection Information: Collection codes: ANTC1177. Date: 23 May 2000. Collected by: J.Davis et. al. Method: Habitat: ex stillborn pig.

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