The Ants of Africa
Genus Pyramica
Pyramica (Epitritus) roomi (Bolton)

Pyramica (Epitritus) roomi (Bolton)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Epitritus roomi sp. n., Bolton, 1971b: 206, illustrated, worker & queen) - see below .

{Pyramica roomi}Bolton's description is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.9 mm; has five funicular segments, and two elongate flattened hairs from each mandibular blade; colour medium brown (Bolton, 1971b, 1983 illustrated full-face view).

The holotype worker and a paratype female, plus a later worker, described by Bolton were collected from cocoa leaf litter and on open ground under Lanthanus at the Mampong Cemetery farm in Ghana (P.M. Room, 10.iv.1970; in Room, 1971). Also described as widespread in their collections from leaf litter (53 workers plus 16 from soil samples at 12 sites) in the semi-deciduous forest zone by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

Now known also from Cameroun, near Yaoundé (G. Terron); and Ivory Coast, Issoneu (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret).

{Pyramica roomi}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

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