Technomyrmex (T.) n sp Congo Mayombe
Type location Congo (holotype worker and 1
DESCRIPTION: REVISE - head shape ovoid with a narrow, near
anterior clypeal margin very widely and very shallowly arcuately
eyes set slightly more than 2x own
length from occiput; no visible ocelli; scapes quite slender and
surpassing the occiput by about 0.2 X own length; promesonotum dorsally
profile; propodeal dorsum short with a
sharp angle to the declivity, latter flat, with distinct margination;
alitrunk with a pair of hairs on the pronotum and another pair on the
mesonotum; moderately long erect hairs on all
segments; whole body with a weak covering of minute pubescence;
whole surface with fine spiculate sculpture, strongest on the gaster,
quite shiny; uniformly yellow-brown with the insertions of the erect
hairs distinctively dark.
TL ca 2.4 mm, HW 0.51, HL 0.57, CI 89,
OI 26; SL 0.51, SI 100, PW 0.40; n = 3.
Congo, Mayombe; 18.ix.2007; 266 m asl; canopy fogging; Coll.
D De Bakker & JP Michiels.
The Bolton (2007) key to Afrotropical and west
Palaearctic species goes to couplet 23
- dorsum of head behind the eye without erect
hairs; clypeal margin with a shallow median impression less than
semicircular; but the uniform yellow colour and presence of erect hairs
on all segments of the gaster separates this from all described species
in the albipes group.