The Ants of Africa
Genus Cyphoidris
Dicroaspis cryptocera Emery

Dicroaspis cryptocera Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zaïre (Emery 1908b: 105, illustrated - wing of queen on genus card above; worker & queen) collected at Stanleyville (Kisangani) by H. Kohl
junior synonym wheeleri (Geognomicus wheeleri in Menozzi, 1924b: 220, illustrated, worker) from Principe I., collected by L. Fea .

{Dicroaspis cryptoceraEmery's (1908b) description is at {original description} and Menozzi's (1924b, illustration left) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1981) is at {original description}

WORKER - TL 3.0-3.1 mm, HL 0.80-0.86, HW 0.68-0.74, SL 0.50-0.56, PW 0.50-0.54.
All dorsal surfaces with numerous, short, fine curved simple hairs. Overall glossy, light reddish-brown.

{Dicroaspis cryptocera}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

{Dicroaspis cryptocera}The photomontage is collated from
Collection details - Central African Republic: Prefecture Sangha-Mbaéré; Parc National Dzanga-Ndoki, Mabéa Bai, 21.4 km 53° NE Bayanga; 03°02'00"N 016°24'36"E, 510m. Collection Information: Collection codes: BLF4000. Date: 1-7 May 2001. Collected by: B.L.Fisher. Method: EC19 sifted litter (leaf mould and rotten wood)Habitat: rainforest. Transect Type: MW 50 sample transect, 5m Transect Sample No.: 22.

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