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7,. Eciton pilosa HNS . B.M.

Worker. Length 2 3/4 lines.-Brown-black, smooth and shining: the antennas, mandibles, face anteriorly, and the legs, rufo-testaceous; the insect thinly covered with long griseous pubescence. Head ovate; the eyes very minute, and glassy bright. Thorax shining and smooth, anteriorly roughened, and opake behind, deeply strangulated a little behind the middle; the metathorax not grooved above, rounded behind. Abdomen ovate -, the first node of the peduncle elongate-ovate, the second globose.

Worker minor. Length 1 1/2 line.-There is no difference between this and the large worker, except in its being smaller.

Hab. Brazil (Villa Nova).


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