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

Pyramica (Smithistruma) tacta (Bolton)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Smithistruma tacta sp. n., Bolton, 1983: 317, not illustrated, worker), collected at Droplieu by V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret, 10.x.1980) .

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

WORKER - TL 1.7-1.8 mm; 4-segmented antennae; pronotum sharply marginate and with longitudinal carina; separated by shape and pilosity of clypeus from marginata; wider head (CI 65-70) and shorter scapes (SI 61-67) than vodensa; colour yellow to yellowish-brown.

Other Ivory Coast collections by the same workers were at Monogaga and Mt. Tonkoui, Man at 900m.

From Ghana, Bolton himself found it at CRIG; and recently it was described as widespread, from their leaf litter samples (56 workers from 8 sites) in the semi-deciduous forest zone, by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

Known from Cameroun, at Nko'emvon (D.A. Jackson) and near Yaoundé (G. Terron); also from Zaïre. (Bolton, 1983).

{Pyramica (Smithistruma) tacta}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Pyramica tacta
B Taylor det.

Y Braet
Gabon 184

00°34' N
09°19' E
Leaf litter, winkler funnel

{original description}

{Pyramica tacta}The photomontage is of a specimen from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 184). 

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