The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus - Subgenus Rhogmus
Dorylus (Rhogmus) termitarius Wasmann

Dorylus (Rhogmus) termitarius Wasmann

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Dorylus (Rhogmus) termitarius n. sp., Wasmann, 1911: 111, illustrated, worker & queen); worker and queen only known (see Bolton, 1995, where no type location is given). Wheeler, 1922: 747, gives details - collected by Fr. H Kohl, at St Gabriel (Rome) Mission, near Stanleyville - no images on Antweb (July 2014) .


Wasmann's (1911) description is at {original description}. Boven (1967a: 55) made a comparative study of the queens of fimbriatus (from Ivory Coast) and the termitarius (holotype), with illustrations; this is at {original description}.

The specimens shown below, the first illustration and the first major worker, appear to match the limited description by Wasmann and come from a relatively close location. They clearly differ from the Dorylus (Rhogmus) fimbriatus that I collected and drew in Nigeria and workers from the Central African Republic. The colour sets them apart from the rather yellow D. fuscipennis. Full description to follow.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Dorylus (Rhogmus) termitarius
B Taylor det.

Central African Republic
P Annoyer
Camp 1C

12-18.x.2008
Dzanga-Sangha
0303'58.3" N
1608'59.6" E
Camp 1; 528 m; Ayous Barber campement


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Dorylus (Rhogmus) termitarius
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
KL
22.x.2008
Dzanga-Sangha
0301'49.5" N
1608'31.7" E
567 m; Camp 2; 22.x.2008 18h30-24h;
Sur plate-forme 40 m du sol dans un kungu, 50 m du camp
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{Dorylus termitarius major}The photomontage is of a probable Major from Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha National Park; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR Camp 1).


{Dorylus termitarius media 1}Media 1


{Dorylus termitarius media 2}Media 2


{Dorylus termitarius media 3 or minor}Media 3 or Minor

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