The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus - Subgenus Anomma
Dorylus (Anomma) funereus Emery

Dorylus (Anomma) funereus Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Ghana (Dorylus (Anomma) nigricans Illig. variety funereus n. var., Emery, 1895j: 712, male; raised to species by Emery, 1910) - see below.
acherontus (Dorylus (Anomma) funereus Em. v. acherontus n. v., Santschi, 1937b: 97, male) from Congo - see
pardus (Dorylus (Anomma) funereus Em. v. pardus n. v., Santschi, 1937b: 97, males) from Zaïre, Akavubi, Dr Chresty - see
stygis (Dorylus (Anomma) funereus Em. v. stygis n. v., Santschi, 1937b: 97, males) from Zaïre, Elizabethville, Le Moult - see
zumpti (Dorylus (Anomma) funereus Em. v. zumpti n. v., Santschi, 1937b: 96, illustrated, male) from Cameroun, collected on Mt. Cameroun, by Dr. F. Zumpt, xi.1935 - see
male only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Dorylus funereus}Emery's (1895j) very brief description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1937b, illustration right) descriptions of varieties are at {original description} and {original description} Emery (1899e: 461) emphasised that these brown winged males had an exceptional convexity to the anterior of the face, very different to the two smoky winged species that he had seen - nigricans, in two forms - from Sierra Leone, the type location, and Cameroun-Congo; the latter he thought might be of wilverthi as it was found with workers of that species.

{Dorylus funereus zumpti}Cameroun also by Conradt (Wheeler, 1922). Wheeler also reported males from three Zaïre locations. Forel (1909b) recorded males from Sankuru, Kasai, Zaïre, collected by Luja; Cameroun, Mukonje Farm, by R. Rhode (described in his notes on nigricans as seeming to be var. funereus).

A single male was collected at Ziéla, Guinea, forest border (Bernard, 1952).

Dorylus funereus maleThe photomontage is of a type male collated from
The name on the label appears to be unpublished. Head from above as Santschi (1937b. 2)

Oxford University Museum specimens

Dorylus (Anomma) funereus
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer


Bayanga-Lidjombo; U.V. 19h-05h; LAYON PK 21 5.0 RCA 1

{Dorylus funereus} The photomontage is of a male from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha NP; collector Philippe Annoyer. Head from above as Santschi (1937b: 3) for zumpti.

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