Dorylus (Anomma) ueharae Taylor new species
Type location Tanzania,
in Mahale forest, collected by S. Uehara, 27 February 2002. .
Named in recognition of the work and support of the late
Professor Shigeo Uehara.
Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of
Descriptions - TL 8.55-4.5. At least four morphs.
- TL 8.55 mm, HL 2.5, HW 2.0, Head Depth
1.5, SL 1.15, PW 1.00, Petiole length 0.65. Alitrunk length 2.5, Gaster
Distinctively bicoloured, with head near black, alitrunk chestnut
orange and gaster darker, near black apically. Head near rectangular,
longer than wide. Mandibles with large triangular basal tooth,
subapical teeth reduced to bumps, sculpturation of faint rugae and
distinct hair pits. Antennal insertions very close to anterior margin
of head, frontal carinae notably raised and extending forward over
anterior clypeal margin; latter near straight, with long downcurved
median hair and shorter hairs each side. Scapes short and stout,
thickening from base to apex, latter near twice as wide as base.
Funiculus with all segments except apical, stout but slightly longer
than wide, dense coarse pilosity giving a bristly appearance; apical
segment forming a distinct club. Alitrunk profile with flat dorsum but
rounded margins, propodeum smoothly curved from dorsum to declivity.
Petiole globulose, as high as long; no subpetiolar process, several
moderately long subpetiolar hairs. Legs quite long, with very distinct
large claws; tibiae and tarsi bristly like funiculi.
Head overall with dense spiculation and marked spaced out hair pits.
Alitrunk, petiole and base of gaster densely spiculate. No erect hairs
on dorsum of head, alitrunk, petiole or gaster. Short decumbent
pilosity on head and on anterodorsum of pronotum.