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Technomyrmex (Engramma) taylori (Santschi)

Technomyrmex (Engramma) taylori (Santschi)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Mozambique (Engramma Tailori n. sp., Santschi, 1930d: 269, not illustrated) Is de Inhaca in Delagoa Bay; on dead branches of mangrove; 5.vii.1929; collector S.F. Taylor; worker only described (see Bolton, 1995); name emendation by Bolton (2007) reflecting name used by Santschi in Taylor, J.S. (1931:42) .

Santschi's (1930d) description is at {original description}. Bolton's (2007) re-description, not illustrated, is at {original description}.

In brief - WORKER; Bolton, 2007, has TL 3.2-3.3 (shown by the type images); colour variably dark chestnut brown; gaster blackish, funiculus, base of scape and tarsi rust; rest of appendages rust-brown. Shiny to submatt. Head finely reticulate with short weak pubescence. Several long hairs around the mouth, on propodeum declivity and gastral apex. Head as long as wide, posterior third straight to slightly convex. Eyes at midpoint of head; rounded depression at site of median ocellus. Clypeus with deep notch; mandibles with 10-13 teeth, 1st, 2nd and 4th apical longest. Scape long, surpassing occiput by one and a half times its width. Funiculus segments 2-5 a little long than wide; the following more so. Promesonotal suture feebly impressed when viewed in profile. Base of propodeum more convex across than in ilgi and the elongated thorax also relates this to ilgi, as does the large head.

{Technomyrmex taylori}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from -

2007, 2010, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.