Dorylus (Typhlopone) rhodesiae Forel - new status
Type location Zimbabwe (Dorylus fulvus
Westw., v. Rhodesiae n. st., Forel, 1913a: 111, worker;
synonymy by Arnold, 1944: 2) see below.
report of the badius male and
workers from Bulawayo, Rhodesia (Arnold) was accompanied by a brief
description of new stirps Rhodesiae workers, TL 3-8.5 mm,
smaller and paler yellow than the type, like badius. Separable
from the type and badius by having a shorter head that is more
feebly impressed behind. Head about one-sixth longer than wide, with
more rounded posterior angles; petiole node as wide as it is long. The
collected smallest worker evidently not a minima. Collector G Arnold,
Bulawayo, Rhodesia; see - .
With his description of Dorylus eurous, Emery
(1915g) provided illustrated comparative notes, including rhodesiae
- these are at .
The specimens shown below match the short Forel
description, showing the difference from Dorylus
badius, and the major matches the Emery (1915g) illustration,
in form and size relative to eurous.
photomontage is of specimens collected in Kenya, Masai Mara,
Fig Tree Camp, 01°26'04"S 35°11'25"E, elev. 1549 m, 24.v.2000. by David
A full set of
illustrations can be seen on the Polymorphism