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Terataner luteus (Emery) HNS

(Figs 38,44,49)

Atopomyrmex luteus Emery HNS , 1899: 477. Syntype workers, Cameroun (Conradt) (MCSN, Genoa; MCZ, Cambridge) [examined].

Terataner luteus HNS (Emery) Emery, 1912: 103. Worker. TL 5.0 - 5.8, HL 1.22 - 1.40, HW 1.16 - 1.32, CI 94 - 98, SL 0.74 - 0.80, SI 59 - 66, PW 0.86 - 1.04, AL 1.52 - 1.78 (15 measured).

Answering to the description of elegans HNS and very closely related to it. T. luteus HNS differs from elegans HNS as follows.

luteus HNS

Colour uniform dull yellow.

Pronotum broader than long, the pronotal width about equalling or distinctly exceeding the combined lengths of the pro- and mesonotum in dorsal view.

At least in larger specimens the sides of the pronotum in dorsal view distinctly convex (Fig. 49).

Ground-sculpture on dorsum of head very feeble, sometimes almost effaced.

elegans HNS

Colour blackish brown to black on head and gaster, alitrunk reddish or lighter brown. Pronotum about as long as broad, the pronotal width less than the combined lengths of the pro- and mesonotum in dorsal view.

In all specimens the sides of the pronotum in dorsal view only very feebly convex (Fig. 48).

Ground-sculpture on dorsum of head superficial but dense and distinct.

Material examined

Ghana: (Cade {D. Leston); Bunso (D. Leston).

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