The Ants of Africa
Genus Oligomyrmex
Oligomyrmex (Aeromyrma) vorax (Santschi)

Oligomyrmex (Aeromyrma) vorax (Santschi)

Minor - return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Aeromyrma vorax, Santschi, 1914d: 358, minor) collected at Aburi by F. Silvestri; minor only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description}.

Listed by Room (1971) from leaf litter under cocoa and bananas at the Mampong Cemetery farm in Ghana.

{Oligomyrmex vorax minor}The photomontage of the type minor worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Oligomyrmex (Aeromyrma) vorax
B Taylor det.
S Sky Stephens

in personal collection of S Sky Stephens

{Oligomyrmex vorax}Specimens in CRIN collection labelled Oligomyrmex species A, were from Ghana, minors only, TL 1.01 mm; not drawn. Colour yellow; sculpturation of head and alitrunk coarsely reticulopunctate; on lateral propodeum puncturations are distinctly separated from each other. Erect hairs moderately abundant all over; long pilosity on the head. Propodeal spines minute, triangular, halfway down declivity which is a smooth curve after a steep rise from the metanotal groove.

The photomontage is of a minor specimen from Ghana, collected by S Sky Stephens, May-August 2006, in a forest reserve.

2007, 2008, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.