The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus Subgenus Dorylus
Dorylus (Dorylus) bequaerti Forel

Dorylus (Dorylus) bequaerti Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Zaïre (Dorylus Bequaerti n. sp., Forel, 1913b: 311, worker) Sankisia, Katanga, Dr Bequaert - see below.
worker described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1913b) description is at {original description}.

Wheeler (1922) has - originally taken by Dr. Bequaert at Sankisia in Katanga, numerous workers taken by Lang at Banana, and Bequaert at Pasaconde near Zambi "in galleries under ground and in a fallen trunk of Hyphaene".

TL 4-5 mm; head deeply and broadly excavated behind and has straight subparallel sides; the first funiculus joint distinctly longer than broad, remaining joints, except the last, broader than long. Petiole also broader than long. Whole body evenly and sharply punctate, punctures on gaster somewhat smaller but very distinct. Large workers rich ferruginous red, gaster somewhat paler; smaller workers decidedly paler.

{Dorylus bequaerti holotype} The photomontage is of the holotype worker collated from
This obviously appears browner than the South African specimens (below), although Forel gave the colour as brown with a reddish tint The size, TL ca 5.1 mm, is as was given by Forel (1913b).

Oxford University Museum specimens

Dorylus (Dorylus) bequaerti
B Taylor det.

E Zassi

03°27'80.4" S
015°46'54.5" E
Wooded Savannah; 24h pitfall trap
Dorylus (Dorylus) bequaerti
B Taylor det.
South Africa
Peter Hlavác

29°07.7' S
29°25.3' E
Kwazulu, Natal, Dragensberge (Injiauti NP), S  E ; 1500 m

{Dorylus (D.) bequaerti polymorphismPolymorphism

The photomontage is of workers from Kwazulu, Natal, South Africa, Dragensberge (Injiauti NP); collector Peter Hlavác.
The various morphs are shown in detail on the Dorylus (Anomma) bequaerti morphs page. See also the media specimen from Congo at the bottom of that page.

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