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

Pyramica (Smithistruma) nykara (Bolton)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Smithistruma nykara sp. n., Bolton, 1983: 307, not illustrated, worker) Umtali, ii.1969, R Mussard .

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

WORKER - TL 2.4-2.6 mm, HL 0.65-0.70, HW 0.44-0.47, SL 0.28-0.34, PW 0.28-0.32; postpetiole with spongiform strip narrow or interrupted dorsally; gaster with basal transverse strip traversed by the basal costulae; medium brown.

The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Pyramica nykara
B Taylor det.

V Grebennikov

W Usambara Mts
315.3' S
3731.05' E
Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; Mkusu R., 3-4 km upstream of Kifungilo; 1660 m

{original description}

{Pyramica (Smithistrum) nykara} The photomontage is of workers from Tanzania, West Usambara Mts, Lushoto District, Grant's Lodge; collector Vasily Grebennikov.

2007, 2008, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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