Axinidris ghanensis 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: 559-560

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scientific name

Axinidris ghanensis Shattuck
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Axinidris ghanensis Shattuck  HNS 

Axinidris ghanensis Shattuck  HNS  , 1991: 114; fig. 35 (w). GHANA, Mampong (P. Room) ( BMNH) examined  .

Worker diagnosis. Antennal scape without and pronotum with erect hairs; medial carina present and subacute in profile; distance between spines less than PPW; gastral tergum 2 shiny and sparsely punctate.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 1). HW 0.76; HL 0.83; SL 0.66; EL 0.21; OVD 0.30; PNW n / a; PPW 0.34; WL 0.98. Indices. CI 91; CNI 150; OI 28; SI 86.

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

Queen and male unknown.

DISCUSSION

This species is known only from the single worker holotype. Nothing is known of its biology, although it is assumed to be arboreal. The most similar species is A. luhya  HNS  , described below, from which it differs as detailed under that species.

BMNH

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