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

Subgenus Mesanoplolepis

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) melanaria (Arnold)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Zimbabwe (Plagiolepis (Anoplolepis) melanaria n. sp., Arnold, 1922: 599, worker; in Anoplolepis, Emery, 1925b: 18) Sawmills, Umgusa River, G Arnold
subspecies ochraceotincta (Anoplolepis (Mesanoplolepis) melanraia Arn. race ochraceotincta n. subs[., Arnold, 1949: 268, worker) from Zimbabwe, Hillside, Bulawayo, G Arnold - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
worker only described; in subgenus Mesanoplolepis (Bolton, 1995) .

Arnold's (1922) description is at {original description}. His (1949) description of ochraceotincta is at {original description}.

{Tapinolepis melanaria type}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from

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