The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus Subgenus Typhlopone
Dorylus (Typhlopone) annoyeri Taylor new species

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Dorylus (Typhlopone) annoyeri Taylor new species

{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Central African Republic (male only).

MALE DESCRIPTION: Mandibles of a very distinctive shape, with a broad base and short apical narrowing; ocelli relatively very large and set close together (distance between anterior and posterior ocelli about one-third their diameter); occiput shallow in both frontal and lateral views; scape unusually short, equal to from the base of the funiculus to the mid-point of fourth funiculus segment; the funiculus with a distinctive small first segment, the whole of all the other segments bright orange-yellow and very densely spiculate; front of head (forward of the ocelli) without long hairs except on the clypeal margin; the propodeum from above is unlike all the other Typhlopone, in being almost as long as the petiole (the others have a narrow propodeum, never more than about a third of the petiole length); the petiole itself is near spherical; the whole of the gaster is quite shiny, with the apex very shiny (cf dull in other species); overall colour bright orange yellow, with the head, specially the eyes dark brown, the ocelli contrasting yellow and mandibles contrasting shiny orange-brown.

TL ca 26 mm, HW 3.8, HL 2.0, SL 0.9

Named in recognition of the collector, Dr Philippe Annoyer.

Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Dorylus (Typhlopone) annoyeri
B Taylor det.
Male

Central African Republic
P Annoyer
GK

26.ii.2005
Dzanga-Sangha
0255'04.8" N
1610'09.7 E
Camp 6; 19h-6h;
Sur plate-forme 38 m du sol dans un Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon, Sterculiaceae)
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Dorylus (Typhlopone) annoyeri
B Taylor det.
Male
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
GS
26.ii.2005
Dzanga-Sangha
0255'04.8" N
1610'09.7 E
Camp 6; 19h-6h;
Sur plate-forme 38 m du sol dans un Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon, Sterculiaceae)
1
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{Dorylus annoyeri male} The photomontage is of a male from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP; Camp 6; 0255'04.8" N 1610'09.7 E; collector Philippe Annoyer (CSAR GK). 


{Dorylus annoyeri male} The photomontage is one of two males from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP; 26.ii.2005 19h-6h; Camp 6; 0255'05.6" N 1610'11.4" E; Sur plate-forme 38 m du sol dans un Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon, Sterculiaceae); collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR GS).

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