Axinidris occidentalis 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: 568-569

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scientific name

Axinidris occidentalis Shattuck
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Axinidris occidentalis Shattuck  HNS 

Axinidris occidentalis Shattuck  HNS  , 1991: 118; figs. 26 - 28, 35 (w). LIBERIA, Paiata (= Payeta) (J. Bequaert) (MCZC) examined.

Worker diagnosis. Scape and pronotum without erect hairs; pronotum weakly shiny, sharply sculptured and densely pubescent; medial carina present; T 3 - T 4 each with several erect hairs.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 4). HW 0.88 - 0.96; HL 0.88 - 0.95; SL 0.57 - 0.65; EL 0.21 - 0.23; OVD 0.31 - 0.35; PNW 0.53 - 0.58; PPW 0.34 - 0.41; WL 1.02 - 1.10. Indices. CI 99 - 101; CNI 133 - 153; OI 23 - 25; SI 64 - 69.

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

Queen and male unknown.

DISCUSSION

In A. occidentalis  HNS  the pronotum lacks erect hairs, but they are present on gastral terga 3 and 4, and the distance across the propodeal spines is subequal to the propodeal width, a combination of features unique to this western species.