The Ants of Africa
Genus Tapinoma
Tapinoma Nigeria T1 Taylor new species

Tapinoma Nigeria T1 Taylor new species

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{Tapinoma species T1}Nigeria specimen: TL 1.87 mm, HL 0.50, HW 0.40, SL 0.40, PW 0.28. Colour all over yellow-brown. Erect hairs on ventral apex of the gaster, on the clypeus and 2 on the forecoxa. Dense fine pubescence. Eyes set in slight depressions on the sides of the head. Alitrunk almost flat in profile, with propodeum obtusely angled and the declivity flat.

I collected it from a nest in dead wood on a cocoa tree at CRIN (Taylor, 1978: 49).

Specimen deposited with the Natural History Museum, London, c/o B Bolton, in 1976.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Tapinoma nsp Taylor T1
B Taylor det.
Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3096.5
9.xi.2011
Kika-Beterou
0914'07'' N
0211'52'' E
Isoberlinia doka
beating
1
{album}
Tapinoma nsp Taylor T1
B Taylor det.
Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3098.2

9.xi.2011
Kika-Beterou
0914'07'' N
0211'52'' E
Terminalia laxiflora
1
{album}
Tapinoma nsp Taylor T1
B Taylor det.

Cameroun
A Fotso Kuate
Sample 57

28.vii.2010
Nko’ondo
0034' N
0919' E
aphid survey

1
{album}

{Tapinoma species Nigeria T1}The photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun; Nko'ondo; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk unmounted 57)


{Tapinoma species Nigeria T1}The photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun as above but unmounted and undried


{Tapinoma species Nigeria T1}The photomontage is of a worker from Benin, Kika-Beterou; collector J-F Vayssieres (RVA 3096).


{Tapinoma species Nigeria T1}The photomontage is of a worker from Benin, Kika-Beterou; collector J-F Vayssieres (RVA 3098).

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