The Ants of Africa
Genus Tapinolepis
Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) mediterranea (Mayr)

Subgenus Mesanoplolepis

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) mediterranea (Mayr)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Egypt (Plagiolepis (Anoplolepis) mediterranea, Mayr, 1866a: 493, worker; in Anoplolepis, Emery, 1925b: 17; in Tapinolepis by Bolton, 2003: 267) location not given, collector R v. Frauenfeld - see below

Worker only described.


Mayr's (1866a) description is at {original description}.


{Tapinolepis mediterranea}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0915743.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) mediterranea
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 072

23.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal


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{album}
Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) mediterranea
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 079
24.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal
1

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) mediterranea
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 092
25.x.2000
Kordofan
1121' N
3427' E
El Ain near El Obeid
pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal
3
{album}
Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) mediterranea
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 279
1.vii.2001
Khordonia
1151' N
3415' E
Blue Nile
Damazine Plantation
Semi-natural forest; canopy fogging of Acacia senegal

1
{album}
Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) mediterranea
B Taylor det.
Sudan
J Mathews
JM 289

1.vii.2001
Khordonia
1151' N
3415' E
Blue Nile
Damazine Plantation
Semi-natural forest; canopy fogging of Acacia senegal
1
{album}

Tapinolepis mediterranea majorThe photomontage is of a major worker from Sudan, collected by J Mathews, by pyrethrum fogging of Acacia senegal; Kordofan, El Ain near El Obeid, ca 1256' N 3035' E, 23.x.2000, 4 plus 30 plus unmounted; also JM 092, 25.x.2000, 3 plus several unmounted.

Two samples from Khordonia, Damazine Plantation, Blue Nile, 1151' N 3415' E, 2 trees in semi-natural forest, JM 279, 1.vii.2001; JM 289, 1 worker( same day.


Tapinolepis mediterranea minorThe photomontage is of a minor worker from Sudan, Abu Gmein, Blue Nile, collector J Mathews (JM 072).


Tapinolepis mediterranea minorThe photomontage is of a worker from Sudan, Abu Gmein, Blue Nile, collector J Mathews (JM 092).


{Tapinolepis mediterranea}The photomontage is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0104311
Collection Information: Specimen Code CASENT0104311; Locality Kenya: Nairobi-Magadi Road, 33 mi.N.of Magadi; 1000 m; Collection codes: ANTC5229; Date: 23 Nov 1957; Collected by: E.S.Ross & R.E.Leech

This has the subcrassate and rounded petiole, with a convex anterior, of Mayr's description.

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