The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus - Subgenus Anomma

Dorylus (Anomma) indocilis Santschi new status

GRIBODOI group - characterised by relatively short thick scapes and short legs

Dorylus (Anomma) indocilis Santschi new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Zare (Dorylus (Anomma) kohli Wasm., v. indocilis n. var., Santschi, 1933b: 98, workers, not illustrated) from Kunungu, collected by Schouteden; worker and soldier known (see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1933b) description is at {original description}.

Raignier & van Boven (1955: 33) cited the original description of four workers, TL 8-9 mm; a small form characterised by near parallel sides to the square head; but with longer and narrower mandibles than the type kohli. In their collections, and at the Tervuren Museum, they saw specimens that matched the description but hesitated over whether the characters had any significance beyond being due to variability within colonies. They made four field collections, with 108 specimens, TL majors range 9-6.3 mm and minima 3.0-2.2 mm; sides of head slightly convergent to rear (separating them from victoriae) mandibles shiny, pointed and curved, basal and subapical teeth with denticles between; generally head red-brown, anterior border black, mandible dark-red; thorax and abdomen bright; front of head semi-matt and finely but very sparsely puncturate, posterior shiny, with minute pilosity; body semi-matt to shiny.

The workers I previously thought wrongly to be indocilis can be seen at Dorylus (Anomma) molestus.

{Dorylus indocilis type)The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from

{Dorylus indocilis type)The photomontage of the type minor worker is collated from

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