The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus - Subgenus Alaopone
Dorylus (Alaopone) aethiopicus Emery

Dorylus (Alaopone) aethiopicus Emery

return to key Males - return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location not given, noted as Sudan, Ethiopia (Abyssinia) and Tunisia (Dorylus (Shuckardi) atriceps subsp. aethiopicus n. subp., Emery, 1895j: 741, male; Dorylus (Alaopone) atriceps Suck. subsp. aethiopicus Emery, Forel, 1907b: 201, worker; raised to species by Santschi, 1923e: 277); male & worker described - see below .

Emery's (1895j) description of the male is at {original description} Forel's (1907b) description of the worker (as a variety of atriceps) from Tunisia (Kairouan, by F. Santschi) is at {original description}. Finzi (1940: 156) illustrated the male genitalia from specimens collected in Libya; this is at {original description}

{Dorylus aethiopicus male genitalia}TL 20 mm; extremity of the stipe evenly rounded; size not given; long hairs between the ocelli; wing nerves black.

Dorylus aethiopicus maleThe photomontage is of a type male collated from ; referred to by Emery (1895j) as that listed as "Dorylus atriceps" in his earlier paper (1877b: 381).

Note: the scales on the Antweb originals do not match. That on the dorsal view is clearly wrong, as the other scales are all similar.

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