The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus - Subgenus Rhogmus
Dorylus (Rhogmus) species undetermined

Dorylus (Rhogmus) species undetermined

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{Dorylus (Rhogmus) fimbriatus}The photomontage of a "laevipodex" male is compiled from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0172638&project= where it is denoted as a separate species, determined by W H Gotwald (unpublished).

Among the distinguishing characters are - Pygidium shining with several clear hairs; alitrunk hairs sinuous, giving a woolly or shaggy appearance; occiput in full face view shallowly but distinctly convex; mandibles with sparse basal long hairs.

This, however, is not laevipodex, as the type images now available (June 2014) show that to be a near exact match for the type Dorylus fimbriatus.

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