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Pyramica (Glamyromyrmex) tetragnatha (R W Taylor)

Pyramica (Glamyromyrmex) tetragnatha (R W Taylor)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Angola (Codiomyrmex tetragnathus new species, R W Taylor, 1965: 225, illustrated, worker; collected in 1962; in Glamyromyrmex by Bolton, 1983: 323; in Pyramica by Bolton, 1999, 1672) Dundo, 28.iii.1962, R Luachimo - no type images on Antweb (February 2015)

Worker only described .

{Glamyromyrmex tetragnatha}Taylor's (1965) description is at - {short description of image}. Bolton's modern description (1983), as Glamyromyrmex tetragnathus, is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.4-2.8; readily distinguished by key feature; also head with posterior border with indented flat medial area, colour blackish-brown to black (Bolton, 1983, illustrated head, alitrunk and pedicel profile).

Bolton (1983: 323) includes records from Cameroun, near Yaoundé (G. Terron), and Nko'emvon (D.A. Jackson).

Room (1971) listed specimens determined as Codiomyrmex near tetragnathus Taylor (noted as a new species) from cocoa leaf litter at the Mampong Cemetery farm in Ghana (specimens apparently not seen by Bolton). Since described as widespread (31 workers from 6 sites) in leaf litter in the semi-deciduous forest zone by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

{Pyrmaica tetragnatha}The photomontage of a worker from Kenya is collated from

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