Axinidris palligastrion Shattuck

Snelling, R. R., 2007, A review of the arboreal Afrotropical ant genus Axinidris., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 551-579: 570

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Axinidris palligastrion Shattuck
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Axinidris palligastrion Shattuck  HNS 

Axinidris palligastrion Shattuck  HNS  , 1991: 118; figs. 29 - 31; fig. 35 (w). GHANA, Nswam (= Nsawam ) (P. Room) ( BMNH) examined  .

Worker diagnosis. Scape without and pronotum with erect hairs; medial carina present; distance between spines equal to PPW; pronotum smooth and shiny; mesonotum without rugae; gaster yellowish red, not concolorous with mesosoma.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 5). HW 0.81 - 0.85; HL 0.87 - 0.93; SL 0.61 - 0.67; EL 0.26 - 0.30; OVD 0.29 - 0.32; PNW n / a; PPW 0.42 - 0.45; WL 1.05 - 1.16. Indices. CI 91 - 94; CNI 107 - 134; OI 31 - 35; SI 72 - 78.

Worker description. The worker has been adequately described by Shattuck (1991).

Queen and male unknown.

DISCUSSION

Although similar to A. nigripes  HNS  , this species is separable as noted in the discussion of that species. The gaster is distinctly lighter in color than the head and mesosoma, but is not distinctly bicolored as in the otherwise similar A. mlalu  HNS  , a species that lacks erect pronotal hairs (present in A. palligastrion  HNS  ).

BMNH

United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]