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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Solenopsis - Solenopsis orbula Emery

Solenopsis orbula Emery

return to key Type location Corsica (Solenopsis orbula n. sp., Emery, 1875a: 74, worker, and 1875b: 472; André, 1883b: 389, queen; Tohmé & Tohmé, 1980b: 133, male, all forms illustrated; see Poldi, 1992: 91) E Simon - see below
kochi (Solenopsis orbula subsp. kochi, nov., Finzi, 1936: 178, illustrated, all forms) from Egypt, Soloum, 23.iii.1933 - see below
terniensis (Solenopsis orbula r. terniensis n. subsp., Forel, 1905b: 175, worker & queen; Emery, 1909a: 33, male) from Algeria - see

{Solenopsis orbula}Emery's (1875b) description (identical to that given in Emery (1875a) is at {original description}. André (1881-6: 387ff) gave a description, this is at {original description}. Forel's (1905b) description of terniensis is at {original description}. Finzi's (1936) description of kochi is at {original description}.
H Tohmé & G Tohmé (1980b) reviewed Solenopsis species from Syria and included illustrated descriptions of orbula.

Egypt records - in HNS as Solenopsis orbula subsp. kochi Finzi; workers from Soloum, 23.iii.1933; queens and males from Helouan, 27.iii.1933; one queen from Ikingi Mariout, 18.iii.1935, and on efrom Cairo, 12.ii.1933.

{Solenopsis orbula}The photomontage of a type worker is collated from

{Solenopsis orbula}Illustration from H Tohmé & G Tohmé (1980b).

{Solenopsis orbula kochi} {Solenopsis orbula kochi type} Photomontage of type of S. orbula kochi.

{Solenopsis orbula kochi queen}

{Solenopsis orbula kochi type queen} Photomontage of type queen of S. orbula kochi.

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