The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus - Subgenus Rhogmus
Dorylus (Rhogmus) savagei Emery

Dorylus (Rhogmus) savagei Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Gabon and Congo (Dorylus savagei n. sp., Emery, 1895j: 738, illustrated, male) - see below
subspecies mucronatus (Dorylus (Rhogmus) Savagei Emery var. mucronata n. var., Emery, 1899e: 462, male) from Nigeria, Lagos, supplied by Staudinger & Bang-Haas - see
male only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

Dorylus savageiEmery's (1895j) description, with illustrations, is at {original description}. Emery's (1899e) description of mucronatus is at {original description}. Forel (1901h: 47) description of mucronatus is at {original description}.

Wheeler (1922) also has it from Nigeria at Warri, Forcados River (Henry Fischer), Congo and Zaïre. Forel (1911g) found a male in the Congo Museum from Zaïre, Lukula, by Daniel.

From Guinea a single male was taken at Kéoulenta, Mt. Nimba (Bernard, 1952).

{Dorylus (R.) savagei)The photomontage is of the type male collated from
D. mucronatus appears to be near identical except for slightly longer mandibles.

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