||The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus - Subgenus Anomma
Dorylus (Anomma) militaris Santschi -
KOHLI group - key characteristics - head near square,
widest at about 1/3 of length, posterior margin a shallow scallop,
Dorylus (Anomma) militaris Santschi - new status
Type locality Zaïre (Dorylus
(Anomma) Kohli Wasm. var miltaris n. var., Santschi,
1923e: 274, not illustrated, workers); worker and soldier known (see
Bolton, 1995) .
Santschi's (1923e) description of the major is at . He gave the collection details as from
"Congo Belge", Yambata & Avakubi, by De Giorgi; also from
Kasensero, by Dr Bequaert, 17.vii.1914.
Raignier & van Boven (1955) cited the Santschi's
description from a series of workers, TL 12-2.7 mm, dimensions that
approached those of congolensis, from which it was difficult to
separate. The major head is rectangular, longer than wide (HL 3.5 HW
3.0); narrower than congolensis and similar to emeryi;
the sides parallel in the anterior three-quarters; the remaining
quarter a little less narrowing than congolensis, with a less
rounded lobe that is less conic than emeryi; also the mandibles
are more arcuate and longer than congolensis.
They made two field collections, with 46 specimens, TL
majors range 12-10.7 mm and minima 3.6-1.7 mm; major head rectangular
and narrowing sharply behind, to about 3/4 of maximum width; matt
anteriorly, shiny mid-face and matt again posteriorly; pronotum and
most of gaster shiny; mesonotum, propodeum, petiole and basal gaster
photomontage is of the type major worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0911298.
photomontage is of the type minor worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0911299.
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