Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Ghana: Tafo (= New Tafo, Eastern Region, Akim District, Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana), 17.ix.1970, under rotten cocoa pod on ground (B. Bolton). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 2 paratype workers. Secondary type localities: 1 paratype worker with same data as holotype, 1 paratype worker Ghana: Mampong, 27.vii.1970 (P. Room). Secondary type depositories: BMNH, MCZC.
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