The Ants of Africa
Genus Technomyrmex
Technomyrmex (Technomyrmex) n sp Cameroun fk um20

Technomyrmex (T.) n sp Cameroun um20

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (holotype worker only) Babedjou.

WORKER DESCRIPTION: head shape ovoid with a near straight occiput; anterior clypeal margin very widely and very shallowly arcuately impressed; eyes set less than 2x own length from occiput; no visible ocelli; scapes unusually thick and surpassing the occiput by little more than the apical thickness, funiculus also relatively thick with segments 2-9 barely longer than wide; promesonotum evenly but shallowly convex in profile; propodeal dorsum short with a sharp angle to the declivity, latter flat, with distinct margination; alitrunk wholly lacking in erect hairs; short decumbent hairs on all gaster segments; whole body with a quite dense covering of minute pubescence; whole surface with fine spiculate sculpture, stronger on the mesoniotum and propdeum, quite shiny; almost completely dark brown, including coxae; general form shorter and stockier than other species.
TL ca 3.2 mm, HW 0.59, HL 0.67, CI 89, OI 31; SL 0.53, SI 100, PW 0.40.
Cameroun, Babedjou; 3.ix.2008; aphid survey; Coll. Fotso Kuate.

The Bolton (2007) key to Afrotropical and west Palaearctic species breaks down at couplet 2: "second gastral tergite with setae present (absent from the first tergite)" as this specimen has short but distinct setae (or decumbent hairs) on all gastral segments.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Technomyrmex n. sp. Cameroun FK1
B Taylor det.
A Fotso Kuate
Sample 20

0354'30" N
Aphid survey


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

2011, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.