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  Ophthalmopone berthoudi Forel

Ophthalmopone berthoudi Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Ophthalmopone Berthoudi n. sp., Forel, 1890b: cxiii, worker; Forel, 1894b: 76, male; in Pachycondyla, Bolton, 1995: 303; genus status revived Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 125) Valdezia, Transvaal, Paul Berthoud
subspecies pubescens (Ophthalmopone berthoudi Forel, pubescens ssp. nov., Weber, 1942a: 42, worker) from South Sudan, at base of Mt Imatong, 23.vii.1939, N A Weber - no images on Antweb (November 2018)
Worker and male only described .

{Pachycondyla berthoudi}Forel's (1890b) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1894b) description of the male is at {original description}. Arnold (1915: 50) gave a translation and fuller, illustrated, description; this is at {original description} and (male) {original description}. Weber's (1942a) description of pubescens is at {original description}.

{Pachycondyla berthoudi}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from -

{Pachycondyla berthoudi pubescens}The photomontage is collated from the MCZ website

Oxford University Museum specimens

Ophthalmopone berthoudi
B Taylor det.

D J Mann

Caprivi Park
1746'56" S
2316'31" E
Immelmann runway, 4 km W
Dead millipede baited PF trap
coll. Mann & Marais


{Pachycondyla berthoudi}The photomontage is of a worker from Namibia; collector D J Mann (OUMNH-2006-093)

{Pachycondyla berthoudi}The photomontage is collated from
Collection Information: Specimen Code SAM-HYM-C007394A; Locality South Africa: Transvaal: Kruger National Park; Kruger National Park, Block N51; 2247'00"S 03114'00"E; Collection codes: SAM-HYM-C007394; Date: 11 May 1964; Collected by: J.J.Cillie.

{Pachycondyla berthoudi male}The photomontage of a male is collated from
Collected with a worker.

2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2018 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.