The Ants of Africa
Genus Rhoptromyrmex
Rhoptromyrmex globulinodis Mayr

Rhoptromyrmex globulinodis Mayr

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Rhoptromyrmex globulinodis nov. spec., Mayr, 1901b: 20, all forms) - see type at
junior synonyms
alberti (Rhoptromyrmex globulinodis Mayr r. Alberti n. stirps, Forel, 1916: 419, worker) from Zare, collector H Kohl - see
obscurus (Rhoptromyrmex globulinodis Mayr var. obscurus nov., Santschi, 1932a: 389, worker & male) from Zimbabwe, Vumbu Mts, G Arnold - see

{Rhoptromyrmex globulinodis}Mayr's (1901b) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1916) description of alberti is at {original description}. Santschi's (1932a) description of obscurus is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 352) gave a translation, this is at {original description}, {original description} and {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1986a), with illustrations of all forms, is at {original description}.

WORKER - A minimal description was given by Bolton but propodeum unarmed; head and alitrunk mainly smooth and shining; postpetiole subglobular, in dorsal view ca 1.5 times as wide as long; in profile with a prominent rounded ventral process; 12-segmented antennae; pilosity on alitrunk usually restricted to the pronotum (Bolton, 1976, illustrated, full-face head, lateral alitrunk and pedicel; 1986a).

{Rhoptromyrmex globulinodis} The photomontage is collated from Matches the type (link above).

{Rhoptromyrmex globulinodis queen} The photomontage of a queen is collated from

{Rhoptromyrmex globulinodis male} The photomontage of a male is collated from

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