The Ants of Africa
Genus Meranoplus
Meranoplus spininodis Arnold

Meranoplus spininodis Arnold

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Meranoplus spininodis n. sp., Arnold, 1917: 366, worker; also Arnold, 1926: 284, queen & male, plus worker illustration) Hillside, Bulawayo; all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Meranoplus spininodis}Arnold's (1917) description is at {original description} and his (1926) further descriptions are at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1981a) is at {original description}

{Meranoplus spininodis}WORKER - TL 2.8-3.6 mm (Bolton, 1981a, illustrated, lateral alitrunk and pedicel, promesonotal shield).

Meranoplus spininodisThe photomontage is of the holotype worker collated from

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