The Ants of Africa
Genus Technomyrmex
Technomyrmex (Technomyrmex) schoutedeni Forel

Technomyrmex (Technomyrmex) schoutedeni Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server}Type location Zare (Technomyrmex Schoutedeni n. sp., Forel, 1910e: 447, worker, male & queen) collected at Bena Dibele, by Luja - see below
junior synonym okiavoensis (Engramma Zimmeri For. r. okiavoensis n. stirps, Forel, 1916: 431, worker; synonymy Bolton, 2007: 34) from Zare, Okiavo, near St. Gabriel, Kohl - see
all forms described (Wheeler, 1922 and Bolton, 1995) .

{Technomyrmex schoutedeni}Forel's (1910e) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1916) description of okiavoensis is at {original description}. Bolton's (2007) re-description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.6-4.3 mm; palp formula 6,4; apical margin of clypeus widely excavated; mandibles large, slightly shiny, extremely finely striated or shagreened with several piligerous punctures; scape surpasses occiput by about 1/6 its own length; alitrunk weakly convex with a marked suture; mesonotum dorsum slightly long than wide, with raised spiracles; propodeum strongly domed as in semiruber, spiracles well raised tubercular with a strong hair; head and pronotum subopaque, partly matt, very densely puncturate, rest of alitrunk matt and densely reticulo-punctate; gaster shiny but finely reticulate; very few erect hairs, 2-3 yellowish on alitrunk; pubescence yellowish, very fine, quite distinct and abundant throughout; brown, mandibles dull red, gaster dull yellow or slightly brown; related to andrei

{Technomyrmex schoutedeni}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from -

2007, 2010, 2013 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.