The Ants of Africa
Genus Tapinolepis
Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) trimenii (Forel)

Subgenus Mesanoplolepis

Tapinolepis (Mesanoplolepis) trimenii (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality South Africa (Plagiolepis Trimenii n. sp., Forel, 1895g: 430, worker; Arnold, 1922: 596, queen; in Anoplolepis, Emery, 1925b: 18) Natal, M Mutschinson
angolensis from Angola (Anoplolepis (Mesanoplolepis) trimeni For. v. angolensis n. var., Santschi, 1930b: 72, worker) Rio Mbale - see link below
karooensis from South Africa (Plagioplepis (Anoplolepis) Trimeni Forel, var. Karrooensis n. v., Arnold, 1922: 597, worker & queen) Willowmore, Cape Province, G Arnold - see link below
worker and queen only described; in subgenus Mesanoplolepis (Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1895g) description is at {original description} Forel (1913j: 223) gave notes on the worker, these are at {original description} Arnold's (1922) translation plus the description of the queen is at {original description}; that of karooensis is at {original description}. Santschi's (1930b) description of angolensis and a note on the subgenus status is at {original description}.

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

{Tapinolepis trimenii}The photomontage of the angolensis type is collated from
The worker of karooensis can be seen at

{Tapinolepis trimenii}The photomontage is collated from
Collection Information: CASENT0102367 Locality South Africa: Mpumalanga: [Transvaal Nelspruit, no 21]; Collection codes: ANTC4599; Date: Jun 1980; Collected by: M.Samways

{Tapinolepis trimenii replete}The lower photomontage showing what appears to be the replete form, from Botswana, is adapted from the site at
Collection Information: Specimen Code CASENT0102368; Locality Botswana: Okavango Delta Maxwee; Collection codes: ANTC4600; Date: 14 Nov 1975; Collected by: A.Russell-Smith; Method: Habitat: grassland

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