Phasmomyrmex,

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: 256

publication ID

20597

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Phasmomyrmex
status

 

Phasmomyrmex  HNS  Stitz

Worker.-Rather large, elongate, monomorphic, varying little in size. Head rectangular, with rounded posterior corners. Clypeus rather flat, indistinctly carinate, without an anterior lobe, its anterior border broadly and angularly excised. Thorax long, flattened above, obtusely marginate on the sides; anterior corners of pronotum angular; metanotum distinct, bounded by well-defined sutures anteriorly and posteriorly, its stigmata situated below its lateral marginations; mesometanotal suture impressed; epinotum subcuboidal, truncated behind. Petiolar node thick, with a distinct angle at the sides of its dorsal margin. Gaster small. Legs long, hind tibiae three-sided.

Female.-Head as in the worker. Thorax depressed, pronotum seen from above nearly as long as the mesonotum and overarched by the latter only very slightly. Scutellum not projecting over the postscutellum or epinotum. Wings as in Camponotus  HNS  .

Male unknown.

A single species, originally described by Forel as Camponotus buchneri  HNS  and known only from the West African region, from Cameroon to Angola (Malange) and eastward to the Ituri forest.