The Ants of Africa
Genus Dorylus Subgenus Dorylus
Dorylus (Dorylus) moestus Emery

Dorylus (Dorylus) moestus Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Zare (Dorylus (Dorylus) affinis var moestus n. var., Emery, 1895j: 720, male; raised to species but erroneously described by Santschi, 1910g: 741) - see below
subspecies
claripennis (Dorylus moestus Eme. var. claripennis n. var., Santschi, 1919c: 234, male; 1930b: 60, worker) from Zare (Santschi, 1919c: 234, male) from Congo, collected at Lower Kasai, by Vanderyst - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=rmcaent000017705
schereri (Dorylus moestus Emery subsp. Schereri n. subsp., Forel,1911e: 254, male) from Liberia, by Scherer - no images on Antweb (June 2014)
male only known (see Bolton, 1995) .


With the availability of photographs of a cotype and a fresh specimen, I have removed Dorylus (D.) morio to new status as a full species.


Emery's (1895j) description of the male is at {original description}. Reported, as a subspecies of affinis, collector Lemarinel, by Forel (1909b). Forel's (1911) description of schereri is at {original description}. Santschi's (1919c) descriptions of morio and claripennis are at {original description}. Santschi's (1910g) description of "moestus", his morio of 1919c, is at {original description}.

Also Ivory Coast at Dimbroko (?Le Moult), in Wheeler (1922). Bernard (1952) reported a single male of the type form was collected at N'Zo, Mount Nimba, Guinea.


{Dorylus (D.) moestus)The photomontage is of the type male collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0903705


Oxford University Museum specimens

Dorylus (Dorylus) moestus
B Taylor det.
Male
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
JN
17.x.2008
Dzanga-Sangha
0303'58.3" N
1608'59.6" E
528 m; Camp 1; 18h-2h;
Sur plate-forme 54 m du sol dans un Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon, Sterculiaceae) 50 m du camp
2
{album}

{Dorylus moestus male}The photomontage is of a male from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha National Park; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR JN).


{Dorylus moestus male}The photomontage is of a second male from the Central African Republic, Dzanga-Sangha National Park; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR JN).

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