Typhlopone fulva

Santschi, F., 1928, Descriptions de nouvelles fourmis éthiopiennes (quatrième note)., Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 16, pp. 54-69: 55-56

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Typhlopone fulva


« Typhlopone fulva  HNS  Westwood. — Types. —

Oxford Museum. — Fig. 4. — Length (without mandibles) 9 m / m. — Length of head 2,1 m / m; width in front 1,7 m / m, equally wide at widest part behind the middle; occiput 1,2 m / m

» Castaneous; head palest, thorax and petiole slightly darker, also the legs, gaster about the same colour as the thorax, scapes somewhat darker, funiculi darker still, inner border of mandibles edged with darker brown.

» Antennae 11 jointed. The scape, which is 3 / 4 as long as the funiculus, does not quite reach to the middle of the head. Mandibles with a longpointed apical tooth; at a point of the third of the length from the apex is a small blunt tooth; at two thirds of the length is a smaller blunt tooth; the space between th se two teeth is minutely denticulate.

» Pronotum slightly shorter than meso-epinotum, widest a short distance from anterior border. It is slightly wider than long (measured down the centre). Mesonotum nearly 3 / 4 as wide as long, its widest point almost at the middle. In profile the whole dorsum is feebly convex, the promesonotal suture being slightly indicated.

» Node from above barely wider than long, somewhat wider behind, the anterior angles rectangular, the posterior rounded. In profile it is highest behind.

» The pygiduim has a semicircular impression indistinctly marginate.

» Shining; head with small widely-spaced piligerous punctures, less defined anteriorly where the integument is microscopicaly reticulate. Thorax with larger punctures and a reticulate ground sculpture considerably coarser than on the head. Node with minute ill-defined punctures, and faintly reticulate. Gaster with minute scattered points, most defined on the first segment. Ground reticulation practically absent except on the first segment and pygidium. Pilosity almost nil. »

« [[ queen ]] media. — Length 7 mm. — Head 1,6 mm. long, 1,4 mm. wide in front, and 1,3 mm. at widest part behind the middle. Occiput 0,8 mm, Oide.

Uniformly pale castaneous, paler than the Form similar but more

slender. Sculpture similar but the ground reticulation more superficial.

Found in sugar »

(W. C. Crawley).