The Ants of Africa
Genus Pyramica
Pyramica (Epitritus) laticeps (Brown)

Pyramica (Epitritus) laticeps (Brown)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Epitritus laticeps sp. nov., Brown, 1962b: 77, illustrated, full-face view and head and alitrunk profile; Bolton, 1971b, 1983, illustrated full-face view) - see below .

Holotype and 6 paratype workers from Nigeria, near Zungeru on the Kaduna Road (W.A. Sands, 19.xii.1956), at the base of a dead tree, a northern savannah location (Brown 1962, illustrated); listed in Bolton (1983, 1995).

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WORKER - TL 1.7-2.2 mm. Distinguished by a long spiniform tooth in the apical mandibular armament; notably strongly swollen and humped mesonotum; colour medium-brown; worker only described.

Collected in Ghana, from leaf litter (a total of 27 workers) in the semi-deciduous forest zone (Southern Scarp Forest Reserve, secondary forest; Kade, forest and cocoa; Esukawkaw Forest Reserve, primary forest; and Bunso, cocoa) (Belshaw & Bolton, 1994b).

Known also from Ivory Coast, at Banco Forest (I. Lobl); Adiopodoumé, Bingerville, Gregbeu (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret); and Cameroun, near Yaoundé (G. Terron).

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