The Ants of Africa
Genus Psalidomyrmex
Psalidomyrmex feae Menozzi

Psalidomyrmex feae Menozzi

return to key Type location Principé I (Psalidomyrmex Feae n. sp., Menozzi, 1922a: 349, all forms)
junior synonym impressa (Psalidomyrmex Feae var. impress n. v., Menozzi, 1922a: 352, all forms) .

{Psalidomyrmex feae}Menozzi's (1922a) description is at {original description} and {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1975b) is at {original description}.

WORKER - similar to procerus separated as in key, and at lower end of size range
TL 10.8-12.2 mm, HL 2.08-2.36, HW 1.96-2.24, SL 1.56-1.80, PW 1.52-1.68 (Bolton, 1975b: 11, illustrated, head only).

Holotype and a few other workers, male and female from Roça Infante Don Henrique, ii.1901, at 100-330 m, and (junior synonym var. impressa) at 200-300 m, both by L. Fea; (Bolton, 1975b).

{Psalidomyrmex feaa}The photomontage is collated from Collection Information: Specimen Code CASENT0102135; Locality Sao Tome & Principe: [Is. Principe RocaInf.D.Henrique, Mu. Civ. Genova]; 100-300 m; Collection codes: ANTC4416; Date: Mar 1901; Collected by: L.Fea

{Psalidomyrmex ? feae}The photomontage is collated from - this seems nearer the Bolton separation with a rounded head shape, red-brown colour (not black as procerus) and shiny lobes of frontal carinae; no obvious striated sculpturation; long antennal scapes. Otherwise possibly a new species.
Collection details - Cameroon: Prov. Sud-Ouest; Bimbia Forest, 7.4 km 119° ESE Limbe; 03°58'55"N 009°15'45"E, 40m. Collection Information: Collection codes: BLF2324. Date: 14 Apr 2000. Collected by: B.L.Fisher. Method: EC19 sifted litter. Habitat: rainforest. Transect Type: MW 50 sample transect, 5m. Transect Sample No.: 45.

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