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Genre Wasmannia HNS , n. gen .

Identique au sous-genre Xiphomyrmex du genre Tetramorium HNS , Mayr, mais s'en distingue par les antennes du [[ male ]] qui ont 13 articles au lieu de 10, et dont le 2 me article du funicule n'est pas, deux fois long comme le suivant. Les [[ worker ]] et les [[ queen ]] ont 11 articles aux antennes. Les ailes sont destituees de la cellule discoidale qui existe chez tous les Tetramorium HNS sens strict et chez tous les Xiphomyrmex que je connais. Les antennes de 10 articles avec long second articule du funicle paraissent bien etre communes a toutes les especes du genre Tetramorium HNS ; elles de retrouvent chez les deux seules especes de Tetramorium HNS [[ male ]] de Madagascar que je connaisse, et dont je ne connais ni la [[ queen ]], ni l'ouvriere, mais dans un moins l´un est cres probablenment un Xiphomyrmex. Notre nouveau genre comprend les Tetramorium HNS auropunctatum, Roger, et sigmoideum, Mayr.

(34). Rare. The formicarium is subterranean, several inches below a stone or other shelter. It is a neatly worked chamber, 3 / 4 in. or thereabouts in diameter, with short branches, and a passage running to an upper chamber just beneath the stone. It is possible that' the two nests found were part of the same' formicarium, though they were several' feet apart. Two or three hundred ants were found in each chamber and its vicinity. The females were numerous. Rather sluggish.

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