Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Worker not 1 - 17 th inch long; head oblong square, eyes small advanced; jaws linear, pointed, antennae very short, last joint suddenly enlarged; thorax very slightly grooved, abdominal pedicles about equal, narrow, raised, abdomen long oval; thorax and legs dark rufous, head and abdomen glossy dark brown. I have obtained this very small Ant, of which I have only seen one kind of individual, in small numbers on flowers and leaves at Tellicherry, and it appears to feed solely on vegetable secretions.

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Jerdon, T. C.

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Atta floricola, Jerdon , Madr. Journ. Lit. & Sc. 107 (1851); Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2nd ser. xiii. 49. 6 (1854).

 

Hab. India (Tellicherry).

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Smith, F.

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