Acromyrmex octospinosa, Reich., var. pallida

Crawley, W. C., 1921, New and little-known species of ants from various localities., Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7, pp. 87-97: 92

publication ID

6200

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scientific name

Acromyrmex octospinosa, Reich., var. pallida
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Acromyrmex octospinosa, Reich., var. pallida   HNS   , nov.

[[worker]] major. Entirely pale yellow; antennae deeper yellow, teeth of mandibles dark brown or black.

[[worker]] minima. Slightly deeper in colour than the [[worker]] major.

In both [[worker]] major and minima the spines are somewhat thinner and shorter than in the type, but otherwise, with the exception of the colour, the new variety is similar to the type.

Issororo, British Guiana, 1918 (Bodkin, no. 422). Nest in soil under a rock. The ants were associated with three new species of coccid.

Types in the British Museum.