Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype worker. Primary type locality: Ghana: Tafo (= New Tafo, Eastern Region, Akim District, Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana), 15.ix.1970, on bare ground in bright sunlight (B. Bolton). Primary type depository: BMNH. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paratype worker. Secondary type locality: same as for holotype. Secondary type depository: MCZC.
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