The Ants of Africa
Genus Plagiolepis
Plagiolepis (Anacantholepis) chirendensis Arnold

Subgenus Anacantholepis Santschi

Plagiolepis (Anacantholepis) chirendensis Arnold

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Arnold, 1949: 269, illustrated, worker); worker only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Plagiolepis chirendensis}Arnold's (1949) description is at - {original description}.

{Plagiolepis chirendensis}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Plagiolepis (Anacantholepis) chirendensis
B Taylor det.

G McGavin
tree 5-64

354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Acacia nilotica

{Plagiolepis chirendensis}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve, 354.75' S 3748.58' E, pkd collection from Acacia nilotica, 13.i.1997, by G McGavin.  Apart from the obviously darker colour, this has the same morphology as the type form (above).

Contents Subfamily Formicinae
2007, 2013 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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