Typhlatta laeviceps

Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 79

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Typhlatta laeviceps


1. Typhlatta laeviceps  HNS  .

T. niger, nitidus; capite, thorace antice et abdomine glaberrimis; antennis tarsisque rufo-piceis.

Worker. Length 2 lines. Black; the head glassy-smooth and shining; ovate, with the posterior margin of the vertex truncate; in some examples, an indistinct castaneous spot at the sides of the head, in the usual situation of the eyes; the antennae ferruginous. Thorax elongate, compressed at the sides; very smooth and shining anteriorly, with a delicate striation in the middle, the metathorax being finely rugulose; the tarsi rufo-piceous. Abdomen: ovate, very smooth and shining; the nodes subglobose, the basal one being the smallest.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).