Technomyrmex (T.) sycorax Bolton
Type location Gabon
(Technomyrmex sycorax sp. n.,
Bolton, 2007) from Monts Doudou, collected by B L Fisher, 14.iii.2000 .
Technomyrmex species T²
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 T² 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.