Axinidris denticulata (Wheeler)

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: 558

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Axinidris denticulata (Wheeler)


Axinidris denticulata (Wheeler)  HNS 

Engramma denticulatum Wheeler  HNS  , 1922: 205; fig. 51 (w). DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, between Lukolela and Basoko (H. O. Lang) (MCZC) examined.

Axinidris denticulatum  HNS  : Shattuck, 1991: 112 - 114; figs. 11 - 13, 35.

Axinidris denticulata  HNS  : Bolton, 1995: 77.

Worker diagnosis. Antennal scape without and pronotum with erect hairs; medial carina present and distance between spines less than PPW; mesonotum without rugae; medial carina rounded in profile; gastral tergum 2 densely punctate.

Worker measurements (mm) (n = 1). HW 0.71; HL 0.79; SL 0.62; EL 0.19; OVD 0.30; PNW 0.44; PPW 0.37; WL 0.91. Indices. CI 90; CNI 153; OI 27; SI 88.

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

Queen and male unknown.


This species is still known only from the three type specimens. Shattuck (1991) selected as lectotype the only specimen that is in fair condition; the two lectoparatypes are so covered with mold that they are nearly worthless for diagnostic purposes.