Acantholepis capensis subspecies canescens (Emery),

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: 215

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Acantholepis capensis subspecies canescens (Emery)
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Acantholepis capensis subspecies canescens (Emery)  HNS 

Thysville, [[worker]] (J. Bequaert); Avakubi, [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin). A form with long, white pilosity and abundant pubescence, distributed throughout the Ethiopian Region. A note by Mr. Lang states that "these small ants had their nest in the dirt which had accumulated at the bases of the cut leaves on the stem of an oil palm. They were numerous and travelled continually up and down, one by one, without forming a regular file. There were numerous nests along the trunk of the palm, but all of them were situated in the higher portion of the hollowed, partly decomposed stumps of the leaf-stalks, which had been cut off for some time. These hollows had evidently been made by the ants themselves."