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Technomyrmex (Technomyrmex) albipes (F. Smith)

return to key Bolton (2007: 68) has this as including only:
Type location Sulawesi (Formica (Tapinoma) albipes, F. Smith, 1861b: 38, worker; Forel, 1891b: 98, queen; Karavaiev, 1926d: 441, male) - syntype below
junior synonyms
albitarse (Motschulsky, 1863: 14, worker & queen; synonymy Emery, 1893f: 249) from Sri Lanka - no images on Antweb (March 2019)
bruneipes (Forel, 1895e: 466, worker) from Sri Lanka - see https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909789
nigrum (Tapinoma nigrum, Mayr, 1862: 703, worker, synonymy, Mayr, 1876: 83) from Sri Lanka - see https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0915552
wedda (Forel, 1913e: 663, worker & queen) from Sri Lanka - see https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909792.


F Smith's (1861b) description is at {original description}. Mayr's (1862) description of nigrum is at {original description}. Motschoulsky's (1863) description of albitarse is at {original description}. Forel's (1863) description of wedda is at {original description}. Karavaiev's (1926d) illustrated description of the male is at {original description}.

{Technomyrmex albipes}Bolton's (2007: 68) redescription is at {original description} and {original description}.


{Technomyrmex albipes type specimen}Collingwood (1985), reporting it from Saudi Arabia, noted that this is a distinctive dark species with pale tarsi and funiculus segments. Diagnostic characters he gave are - anterior border of clypeus with a shallow, rounded incision; tarsi very pale contrasting with the darker tibiae.

The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from
http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0103002


{Technomyrmex albipes}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Brazzaville, ORSTOM campus; collectors Yves Braet & Eric Zassi, 2007.


{Technomyrmex albipes male}The photomontage of a male from Mauritius is collated from  http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0103002

2005, 2006, 2015, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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