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Anochetus sedilloti Emery

return to key Type location Tunisia (Anochetus Sedilloti n. sp., Emery, 1884a: 377, illustrated, worker; Santschi, 1907: 325, male) from Gabes and Gafsa, colls. Levéillé and Sédillot - see below
junior synonym indicus (Anochetus Sedilloti Emery var. indicus nov. var., Forel, 1900c: 61, worker, queen & male) from India, Bombay, Poona, Wroughton - see below
all forms described (Brown, 1978: 559, Bolton, 1995) .

{Anochetus sedilloti}Emery's (1884a) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1900c) description of indicus is at {original description}. Santschi's (1907) description of the male is at {original description}. Brown (1978c) gave a description at {original description}.

Brown (1978c) gives no more than a summary description of it as being a medium sized species with large eyes and a thick, often barrel-shaped petiolar node, rounded at the summit; antennal scapes short to moderate in length; widespread sculpture.

Brown described it as widespread in Africa, having seen worker samples from Ghana, at Legon (D. Leston), Sudan and Eritrea and sighting records from Senegal, Chad and Timbuktu (in Santschi, 1930a: 55, also Mali, Koulouba, by Andrieu, vi.1928). It is known also from western India (shown at the bottom).

{Anochetus sedilloti}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Anochetus sedilloti}The photomontage of indicus is collated from The Smithsonian Insitute type images at

This is some 15% larger than the type form, with visible differences in the head shape, which does not narrow so markedly behind the eyes, proportionally smaller eyes, and is matt and not so glossy. Comparison of fresh specimens might well justify separation of indicus as a distinct species.  The Senegal specimens (below) are a nearly exact match for the Algeria type.

{Anochetus sedilloti}The photomontage is of a worker collected from Senegal, collector B Ndiaye.

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