Known from a holotype worker, collected in a rainforest litter-sample.
Bolton (2000) - A member of the smythiesii complex in the Strumigenys godeffroyi-group. See notes under Strumigenys lichiaensis. This minute species is superficially similar to the common and widely distributed Strumigenys rofocala. The latter lacks flagellate hairs on the hind basitarsus and has the base of the apical antennal segment attenuated and narrowly articulated to the preapical antennomere. In tenitecta a flagellate hair is present on the hind basitarsus and the apical antennal segment is broad basally and broadly articulated to the preapical segment.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- tenitecta. Strumigenys tenitecta Bolton, 2000: 814 (w.) PHILIPPINES.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype. TL 1.8, HL 0.48, HW 0.34, CI 71, ML 0.21, MI 44, SL 0.25, SI 74, PW 0.21, AL 0.48. Characters of smythiesii-complex. Apicoscrobal hair absent; marginal pilosity an uninterrupted series of anteriorly curved small hairs. Cephalic dorsum reticulate-punctate, with short straight erect hairs present from level of eye to occipital margin; those hairs arising near highest point of vertex shorter than maximum diameter of eye. Pronotal humeral hair flagellate. Promesonotal dorsum finely reticulate-punctulate. Pronotal dorsum and mesonotum each apparently with only 1 pair of suberect short hairs (may not be accurate as I suspect some abrasion has occured). Dorsum of petiole node finely reticulate-punctate; disc of postpetiole smooth. Standing hairs on first gastral tergite fine, at least some of them flagellate or looped apically. Basigastral costulae conspicuous, about as long as 'disc of postpetiole or slightly shorter.
The non-paratypic specimen has the same measurements except that its head is slightly shorter, HL 0.46, HW 0.34, CI 74.
Holotype worker, Philippines: Luzon, Lagunas, Mt Maki ling, ii.1968, rainforest, litter near summit, berlesate (R.A. Morse) (The Natural History Museum).
- Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028. (page 814, worker described)