Strumigenys vazerka Bolton
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. .
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
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).
The photomontage of the holotype is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0102621.
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).