The Ants of Africa
Genus Tapinolepis
Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) deceptor Arnold

Subgenus Mesanoplolepis

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) deceptor Arnold

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Zimbabwe (Plagiolepis (Anoplolepis) deceptor n. sp., Arnold, 1922: 597, worker; in subgenus Mesanoplolepis Santschi, 1926a: 14) Sawmills, Ugusa River, G Arnold
worker only described; (wrongly in subgenus Anoplolepis, Bolton, 1995; placed here in Bolton, 2003) .

Arnold's (1922) description is at {original description}.

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) deceptorThe photomontage of a cotype is collated from The Smithsonian Institute images at

2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.