The Ants of Africa
Genus Technomyrmex
Technomyrmex (Technomyrmex) n sp Congo Mayombe

Technomyrmex (T.) n sp Congo Mayombe

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Congo (holotype worker  and 1 cotype) Mayombe.

WORKER DESCRIPTION: REVISE - head shape ovoid with a narrow, near straight, occiput; anterior clypeal margin very widely and very shallowly arcuately impressed; 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 flattened in 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 gaster 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. 

Oxford University Museum specimens

Technomyrmex n. sp. Congo Mayombe
B Taylor det.
Rep. of Congo
D De Bakker & JP Michiels
ex Y Braet

0537'16" S
1305'54" E
266 m asl
Canopy fogging


{Technomyrmex n sp Cameroun fk um20}The photomontage is of the holotype specimen

{Technomyrmex n sp Cameroun fk um20}The photomontage is of a second worker from the type collection.

2011, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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