The Ants of Africa
Genus Strumigenys
Strumigenys vazerka Bolton

Strumigenys vazerka Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Bolton, 1983: 397, illustrated, full-face view, worker & queen), collected at Man, Mt. Tonkoui, 900 m (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret, 13.x.1980) - see below. .

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

{Strumigenys vazerka} Nigeria specimen (as Strumigenys new species in Bernard MS, Taylor, 1979: 55). WORKER. TL 1.94 mm, HL 0.54, HW 0.39, SL 0.31, PW 0.23
First preapical tooth of the right mandible minute, second as long as the ventral apical tooth. Sculpturation of the head and petiole reticulate; remainder of body unsculptured with the lateral mesonotum and propodeum and the gaster shiny. Erect hairs few and spatulate; head with a dorsolateral fringe of 6-7 curved spatulate hairs; similar but finer hairs on the scapes and clypeal margin. Very sparse, short adpressed hairs on the dorsum of the head and alitrunk. Spongiform appendages of the pedicel only moderately developed, the subpetiolar strip narrow and restricted to the posterior. Colour dull yellowish-brown.
Collected at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, from leaf litter and from a rotten log, by B. Bolton, includes the illustrated specimen (in Bolton, 1983).

Other Ivory Coast records from Tai Forest (paratypes), Banco National Park and Sassandra (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret); Divo (L. Brader); Abidjan and Banco Forest (W.L. Brown) (Bolton, 1983).

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

Ghana record from Mt. Atewa (D. Leston). Since found, from a leaf litter samples under primary or secondary forest at Sui River Forest Reserve, Atewa Forest Reserve, Bunso and CRIG, and cocoa at Kade (total 22 workers, plus 1 from a soil sample) in the semi-deciduous forest zone by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

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