The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium draxocum Bolton


Monomorium draxocum Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Bolton, 1987: 385, not illustrated); collected at Nko'emvon (D.A. Jackson, 25.xi.1980); holotype and 5 paratype workers from same collection, plus 3 workers from the locality but earlier (6.x.1980); otherwise recorded from Buea (B. Malkin) .

Bolton's description (1987) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.7-1.9 mm; with sharply developed clypeal carinae, which are widely separated and near parallel, carinae not projecting forward of margin but the latter is sharply defined and no more than feebly concave; antennal scapes quite long (SI 106); colour head and alitrunk dark brown, gaster black; legs much lighter, pale yellow to colourless.

Elsewhere from Gabon, Plateau d'Ipassa (J.A. Barra) and Angola, Dundo, Carrisso Pk (L. de Carvalho) (Bolton, 1987). Since found in Ghana, 5 workers, in primary forest leaf litter at Mankrang Forest Reserve and Jachie, by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

Monomorium draxocumThe photomontage is of the holotype worker collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Monomorium draxocum
B Taylor det.
G Debout & A Dalecky
Cameroon 32

2°48.16' N
10°02.17' E
in dead caulinary domatia of Leonardoxa africana africana
2 workers & 1 queen

The photomontages are of specimens collected in Cameroun - south-western tropical coastal forest area between Edéa and Campo (McKey Wolbachia project, Cameroon 32).

{Monomorium draxocum}Worker specimen 1

{Monomorium draxocum}Worker specimen 2

{Monomorium draxocum queen}Queen

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