The Ants of Africa
Genus Simopone
Simopone matthiasi Kutter

Simopone matthiasi Kutter

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Simopone matthiasi n. sp., Kutter, 1977: 173, fully illustrated, queen), from Buea (collected by Kutter, 6.iii.1937, labelled "in meinen Hosen"- in my socks). Known only from a single winged female, this was recognised by Kutter as separable from the females of Simopone conciliatrix and S. annettae. .

{Simopone matthiasi queen}TL ca 5 mm; HW 0.8, HL 1.0, CI 80, SL 0.35; dark brown, appendages dull yellow See {short description of image}.

{Simopone matthiasi}The photomontage of the holotype queen is collated from

2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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