The Ants of Africa
Genus Psalidomyrmex
Psalidomyrmex wheeleri Santschi

Psalidomyrmex wheeleri Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Santschi, 1923e: 263; illustrated by Wheeler, 1922, as procerus); worker only described .

{Psalidomyrmex wheeleri}WORKER - similar to procerus, TL 13.6-14.6 mm; mandibles subtriangular, head narrower, scapes longer, petiole longer than broad. Colour black (Bolton, 1975b: 13, not illustrated).

Collected by the Lang & Chapin expedition of 1910. Santschi (1923e) noted (my translation) "the example shown by Wheeler (1922, p 90-91, fig 17) has the head with much longer antennae than procerus, of which I have a co-type, sent by Emery (figure of which was used by Emery in Genera Insectorum). P. wheeleri differs on the other hand from longiscapus Santschi by the striations of the postpetiole, which are transverse with the former and longitudinal in the latter. The procerus is stockier and more similar to obesus Wheeler but that is larger".

Bolton's modern description (1975b) is at {original description}. Bolton (1975b) also reported examining material from Cameroun, Avom (G. Terron, shown below) and indicated that a female may be among the 1910 material.

{Psalidomyrmex wheeleri}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Psalidomyrmex wheeleri}The photomontage of a worker from Cameroun is collated from
Collection Information: Specimen Code CASENT0102915; Locality Cameroon: [49 Avom]; Collection codes: ANTC5277; Collected by: Terron.

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