Polyrhachis (Myrma) militaris subspecies cupreopubescens variety nkomoensis Forel

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: 261

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Polyrhachis (Myrma) militaris subspecies cupreopubescens variety nkomoensis Forel
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Polyrhachis (Myrma) militaris subspecies cupreopubescens variety nkomoensis Forel  HNS 

A single worker from Akenge, taken from the stomach of a toad (Bufo polycercus). As Forel states, the epinotal teeth of this variety are very long, erect, and strongly recurved. The middle pair of petiolar spines are more erect and less inclined backward than in the typical cupreopubescens  HNS  , and the lateral spines are much longer, more slender, and farther from the median pair. The pubescence seems to be dimmer and less golden, but this may be due to the action of the toad's gastric juices.