Odontomachus haematoda variety stanleyi , Wheeler, W. M., 1922

Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 102-103

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Odontomachus haematoda variety stanleyi

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Odontomachus haematoda variety stanleyi  HNS  , new variety

Worker.-Length 7 to 8 mm. Distinctly smaller than the typical haematoda  HNS  , with a distinctly narrower head and the mandibles, antennae, thorax, legs, and gaster paler and reddish castaneous brown. In many specimens the cheeks, clypeus, antennal foveae, gula, and borders of the mandibles are yellowish. Petiole with longer and more uniformly slender spine. Sculpture of the head and thorax as in the typical hxmatoda, but with the gray pubescence on the gaster distinctly longer and more conspicuous. The sides of the head are much less smooth and shining than in the Neotropical subspecies insularis (Guerin)  HNS  , which is of the same size though paler in color.

Described from numerous specimens from two colonies taken at Stanleyville (Lang and Chapin). The cocoons are also distinctly paler than those of the typical haematoda  HNS  .