The Ants of Africa
Genus Diplomorium
Diplomorium longipenne Mayr

Diplomorium longipenne Mayr

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Mayr, 1901b)
see Bolton (1987, illustrated, full face-view, head and alitrunk profile) .

{Diplomorium longipenne}Mayr's (1901b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 240) description/translation is at {original description} and, queen, {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

A South African specimen is pictured in Hölldobler & Wilson (1990, page 105). Bolton (1987) wrote that nothing is known of the biology of this species except that it nests in the ground.

In Ghana, Bigger (1981a) reported collecting it, 13 workers, on the ground under cocoa at CRIG, but I suspect his identification, like mine of Monomorium vaguum as Diplomorium lujae, came from specimens erroneously labelled as Diplomorium.

{Diplomorium longipenne}The photomontage is collated from
Collection Information: Specimen Code CASENT0102360; Locality South Africa: Eastern Cape: [Port Elizabeth; cleaned remounted Bolton 1985]; Collection codes: ANTC4593

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