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Pyramica (Smithistruma) truncatidens (Brown)

Pyramica (Smithistruma) truncatidens (Brown)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Tanzania (Smithistruma (Smithistruma) truncatidens new species, Brown, 1950b: 43, illustrated, worker; Bolton, 1983: 296, illustrated) - no type images on Antweb (February 2015)
junior synonym dendexa (Smithistruma dendexa, sp. n., Bolton, 1983: 290, worker, not illustrated; synonymy Bolton, 2000: 308) - see below .

{Pyramica truncatidens mandible}Brown's (1950b) description is at {original description}.

{Pyramica (Smithistruma) truncatidens}Bolton's modern description (1983) is at {original description}. Bolton's revision (2000: 308) is at {original description}

WORKER (Bolton, 1983) - TL 2.4-3.0 mm. HL 0.62-0.72, HW 0.46-0.54, SL 0.28-0.34, PW 0.30-0.35.

Bolton (2000) has TL 2.1-3.0 mm, HL 0.58-0.72, HW 0.41-0.54, SL 0.26-0.34, PW 0.26-0.35.

Pyramica truncatidensThe photomontage of a worker from Tanzania is collated from

TL ca 2.2 mm, HL 0.47 HW 0.37 SL 0.23 PW 0.22 (some 15% smaller than the dendexa shown below and, hence, well below the size range given for truncatidens by Bolotn (1983).  The morphology, however, matches the Bolton (1983) drawing.

Pyramica (Smithistruma) dendexa (Bolton)

{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Smithistruma dendexa sp. n., Bolton, 1983: 290, not illustrated, worker), collected near Yaoundé by G. Terron; holotype and 1 paratype worker only .

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

WORKER - TL 2.1 mm, HL 0.58-0.60, HW 0.41-0.42, SL 0.26-0.27, PW 0.26-0.28; colour dull yellow to yellowish-brown.

Pyramica truncatidensThe photomontage of a paratype worker of dendexa is collated from

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