Menozzi's (1942) description is at . Bolton's modern description (1981b) is at
WORKER - TL 4.6-5.5 mm; separable from velatus by
a lack of rugular sculpture on the promesonotum and a lack of hairs on
the first gastral tergite. Colour mid-brown to blackish-brown (Bolton,
1981b, illustrated but only the pedicel).
Other findings recorded by Bolton (1981b) included a
collection at CRIN by himself, the only finding from Nigeria.
Also from Cameroun, at Nko'emvon (D.A. Jackson).
From Ghana, Bolton (1981b) listed findings at
Sajimasi and Aburi (by D. Leston) and Mampong (by P.M. Room). By
deduction, it may have been the Terataner species A collected
by Room (1971) from two of his cocoa canopy sample sites. In a later
paper on the fauna of cocoa mistletoe, Room (1972a) described it as a
mimic of Crematogaster africana, as it uses that ant's trails
and copies its habit of bending the gaster over the alitrunk. He
confused the question of species by listing Terataner species
37 as the only Terataner on cocoa mistletoe in Ghana by Room
(1975). It was also collected by Bigger (1981a) at CRIG, 2 workers by
pkd from Amelonado cocoa canopy. A single specimen was collected from
secondary forest leaf litter at Nkawanda, by Belshaw & Bolton
(1994b), who regarded it as a 'tourist' from off trees.