The Ants of Africa
Genus Pyramica
Pyramica (Epitritus) tiglath (Bolton)

Pyramica (Epitritus) tiglath (Bolton)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Epitritus tiglath sp. n., Bolton, 1983: 357, not illustrated, worker), holotype worker only .


Bolton's description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.4 mm; separable from laticeps by the smaller size and shorter mandibles; plus two large flattened hairs on the dorsal surface of each mandibular blade; the subbasal lobe of the scape is narrow and narrowly rounded; and mesonotum not swollen nor humped posteriorly; colour light yellowish-brown.

Collected from Ivory Coast, Tai Forest, in a sample of Oligomyrmex species (T. Diomande, 12.viii.1975) (Bolton, 1983.

Collected in Ghana, from leaf litter (9 workers in total) in the semi-deciduous forest zone (Mankrang Forest Reserve, Southern Scarp Forest Reserve and Kade, primary or secondary forest; and Ofinso, cocoa) (Belshaw & Bolton, 1994b).


{Pyramica tiglath}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0900043

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