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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Pyramica - subgenus Trichoscapa
In Tribe DACETINI.
Diagnostic Features - Mandibles triangular and fully closed, with strong horizontal basal borders which are not covered by the clypeus at full closure. Antennae 6-segmented; antennal scrobes present. Head devoid of hairs except for two on the posterodorsal surface and five or six on each antennal scape. Sides of pronotum strongly marginate; propodeum armed.
A monotypic genus (as subgenus of Strumigenys, Emery, 1869b: 24). Emery's (1869b) description is at .
Although not reported from Africa at that time, Bolton (1973a)
listed it because Pyramica
(Trichoscapa) membranifera is a tramp species. Separated by Bolton (2000: 271) as a monotypic "membranifera-group" of Pyramica.
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