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

Subgenus Mesanoplolepis

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) macrophthalma (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Zimbabwe (Anoplolepis macrophthalma sp. nov., Arnold, 1962: 844, illustrated, worker, queen & male) Sawmills, xi.1960, G Arnold - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
All forms described; in subgenus Mesanoplolepis (Bolton, 1995) .

{Anoplolepis macrophthalma}Arnold's (1962) description is at {original description}.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) macrophthalma
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


{Tapinolepis macrophthalma}The photomontage is of aworker from Namibia, Caprivi Park; collectors D J Mann & Marais (OUMNH-2006-093)

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