The Ants of Africa
Genus Strumigenys
Strumigenys hastyla Bolton

Strumigenys hastyla Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Burundi (Bolton, 1983: 372, not illustrated, worker) Bujumbura, 1977, A Dejean .

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

{Strumigenys hastyla} Nigeria specimen (as Strumigenys scotti, Taylor, 1979: 49). WORKER. TL 1.71 mm, HL 0.50, HW 0.36, SL 0.23, PW 0.23
No preocular notch. Mandibles with the preapical teeth both moderately long and apical pair. Head, dorsal alitrunk and petiole finely reticulate; lateral alitrunk postpetiole and gaster shiny. Erect hairs sparse, long with only slight apical thickening; also a pair of long sinuous hairs at the humeral angles of the pronotum; decumbent hairs on the head, these also with only slight apical thickening. Midventral spongiform process of petiole along entire length; narrow dorsolateral strip on petiole; postpetiole processes moderate; colour brownish-yellow.
Found under a fallen banana stem at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, by B. Bolton (in Bolton, 1983).

Ivory Coast records from Dropleu, Man and Mongaga (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret), Banco Forest (I. Lôl;bl), Anguédédou and Nzi Noua (W.L. & D.E. Brown). From Cameroun, at Victoria (B. Malkin) and near Yaoundé (G. Terron). Others from Gabon (Plateau d'Ipassa, J. A. Barra), and Angola

{Strumigenys hastyla} The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

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