The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus - Subgenus Alaopone
Dorylus (Alaopone) brevis Santschi

Dorylus (Alaopone) brevis Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Zare (Dorylus (Alaopone) montanus Sants., stirps brevis n. st., Santschi, 1919c: 245, illustrated, male; raised to species by Santschi, 1939a: 147) collected at Wombali, by Vanderyst - see below
male only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Dorylus brevis male genital;ia}Santschi's (1919c) description is at {original description}.

TL 19-20 mm; extremity of the stipe tranversely truncate with rounded angles; reddish, head black; mandibles dark brown with reddish margins; generally matt, irregularly punctate, head shinier; wings reddish-yellow, nerves blackish-brown.

{Dorylus brevis holotype male} The photomontage is of the type male collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Dorylus (Alaopone) brevis
B Taylor det.

Central African Republic
P Annoyer

Bayanga-Lidjombo; U.V.; LAYON PK 15 5.0 RCA

{Dorylus brevis male}The photomontage is of a male from the Central African Republic, Bayanga-Lidjombo; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR 1998-3). This appears near identical to the type, other than the head being slightly larger.

2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.