The Ants of Africa
Genus Rhoptromyrmex
Rhoptromyrmex critchleyi Bolton

Rhoptromyrmex critchleyi Bolton

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Bolton, 1976: 303, illustrated, full-face head, lateral alitrunk and pedicel); the holotype worker was found at IITA, with a second collection (B.R. Critchley, 23-27.xi.1973, and 11-16.x.1973), known only from the type series of three workers - see below .

{Rhoptromyrmex critchleyi}Bolton's description (1976) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.4-2.7 mm; separated as the only genus member with eleven-segmented antennae; propodeum with a pair of spines; head, alitrunk and pedicel densely reticulate-punctate; all dorsal surfaces with short standing hairs.

{Rhoptromyrmex critchleyi}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from the site at

Oxford University Museum specimens

Rhoptromyrmex critchleyi
B Taylor det.

A Fotso Kuate
Tetramorium sp7

Awae II
0354'30" N
1125'58" E
Quadrat in fallow

{Rhoptromyrmex critchleyi}The photomontage is of a specimen from Cameroun; Awae II; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk tetramorium 07).

2007, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.