The Ants of Africa
Genus Technomyrmex
Technomyrmex (Technomyrmex) sycorax Bolton

Technomyrmex (T.) sycorax Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Gabon (Technomyrmex sycorax sp. n., Bolton, 2007) from Monts Doudou, collected by B L Fisher, 14.iii.2000 .

{Technomyrmex sycorax}Bolton's (2007) description is at {original description}.

He gives this as known only from three specimens from Gabon

{Technomyrmex sycorax}The photomontage of the holotype from Gabon is collated from

{Technomyrmex species T2}

Technomyrmex species T

Nigeria (Taylor, 1978) worker - TL 2.18 mm, HL 0.54, HW 0.47, SL 0.51, PW 0.33

Colour light yellow-brown, gaster darker, shiny. Erect hairs on ventral side of gaster apex, on the clypeus and two on the forecoxa. Moderately dense fine pubescence on the head and alitrunk, coarse on the gaster. Eyes relatively large, breaking the outline of the head in full face view. Propodeum rectangular in profile, declivity flat and its face slightly convex.

In Nigeria it was found by me nesting in dead wood on the tree and foraging on the lower parts of a cocoa tree.

As Technomyrmex species T in Taylor (1981) but curiously neither listed nor apparently seen by Bolton (2007) despite it being deposited with him in a voucher set in 1976.

2007, 2010, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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