The Ants of Africa
Genus Tapinolepis
Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) decolor (Emery)

Subgenus Mesanoplolepis

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) decolor (Emery)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality South Africa (Plagiolepis decolor n. sp., Emery, 1895h: 44, worker; Forel, 1910f: 23, queen & male; in Plagiolepis (Anoplolepis) Arnold, 1922: 599; in Anoplolepis, Emery, 1925b: 17; in subgenus Mesanoplolepis Santschi, 1926a: 14) Kimberley, Hamman's Kraal
all forms described; (in subgenus Mesanoplolepis, Bolton, 1995) .

Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1910f) description of the queen & male is at {original description}. Arnold's (1922) translation is at {original description}.

{Tapinolepis decolor}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

2007, 2010, 2013, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.