Axinidris tridens (Arnold)

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: 571-572

publication ID

21291

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scientific name

Axinidris tridens (Arnold)
status

 

Axinidris tridens (Arnold)  HNS 

Engramma tridens Arnold  HNS  , 1946: 58 (w). MALAWI, Mlanje (= Mulanje ) ( SAMC).  Axinidris tridens  HNS  : Shattuck, 1991: 119 - 120.

Worker diagnosis. Antennal scape shaft, pronotum and gastral terga without erect hairs; pronotum densely pubescent; medial carina acute in profile.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 2). HW 0.81 - 0.88; HL 0.86 - 0.95; SL 0.72 - 0.82; OVD 0.33; PNW n / a; PPW 0.31 - 0.34; WL 1.07. Indices. CI 93 - 94; CNI 64 - 95; OI 24 - 28; SI 88 - 93.

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

Queen and male unknown.

DISCUSSION

Shattuck (1991) removed this species from Engramma  HNS  to Axinidris  HNS  . He also reported one worker from St. Lucia Estuary, Natal, SOUTH AFRICA. This is the only specimen known, other than the types.

SAMC

South Africa, Cape Town, Iziko Museum of Capetown (formerly South African Museum)