The Ants of Africa
Genus Axinidris
Axinidris hypoclinoides (Santschi)

Axinidris hypoclinoides (Santschi)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Technomyrmex hypoclinoides n. sp., Santschi, 1919h: 89, worker; transferred to Axinidris by Snelling, 2007: 560) collected at Avakubi, by J. Bequaert - see below
junior synonym parvus (Axinidris parvus, Shattuck, 1991: 188, worker; synonymy by Snelling, 2007: 560) from Liberia (see bottom of this page) - no images on Antweb (February 2015).
Worker only known (Wheeler, 1922 and Bolton, 1995) .

The queen from Congo shown at the bottom of this page is a first record, but is assumed from the clear match in colour and propodeum form.

Santschi's (1919h) description is at {original description}. Snelling's (2007) re-description, with SEM images, is at {original description}.

Noted by Bequaert (1922, p 490) as one of the ants he collected, with larvae and pupae, from domatia of a Cuviera species (not necessarily Cuviera angolensis).

{Axinidris hypoclinoides}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from -

Axinidris parvus Shattuck

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Liberia (Shattuck, 1991: 118, not illustrated, holotype worker) . No images are available of the type on Antweb (as at June  2014).

WORKER - HL 0.53-0.61, HW 0.45-0.52, SL 0.38-0.42, PW 0.21-0.24
Small species; area between propodeal spines smooth, no medial carina; pronotum with 2 elongate, erect hairs; each propodeal spine with a single distinct erect hair; head and alitrunk reddish-yellow, gaster darker yellowish-red; appendages yellow (Shattuck, 1991).

From Paiata (or Payeta), also from Du River (both by J. Bequaert) and on plants. Shattuck (1991) gave no details but Bequaert was in Zare in 1910-1915. Either Bequaert visited Liberia whilst in transit to or from the Congo Basin or the parvus type location is wrong.

{Axinidris hypoclinoides}The photomontage of a worker from Gabon is collated from -
Snelling (2007) refers to this and in Kenya, Kakamega Forest, 00.27N 034.88E, i.2003, collectors W Freund & C Schmidt, by fogging Tectea nobilis; a total of 20 paratype workers.

From a set of workers determined as parvus by R R Snelling, 2004

Oxford University Museum specimens

Axinidris hypoclinoides
B Taylor det.
Rep. of Congo
E Vingerhoedt
ex Y Braet
0307' S
1531' E
No details

{Axinidris hypoclinoides queen}The photomontage of is a queen from Congo; collector E Vingerhoedt.

2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.