The Ants of Africa
Genus Solenopsis
Solenopsis orbuloides André

Solenopsis orbuloides André

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Sierra Leone (Solenopsis orbuloïdes nov. sp., André, 1890: 321, worker; Santschi, 1914d: 354, queen) collected by Mocquerys - see below
worker and queen described see Bolton, 1995) .

André's (1890) description is at {original description} - comparison with Solenopsis orbula (Mediterranean species). Santschi (1914d) gave a fuller description (wrongly denoted as worker but refers to wing bases) - {original description}.

The description of Solenopsis canariensis by Forel (as a race of Solenopsis orbuloides André race canariensis n. stirps, 1893d: 466, worker, possible male) has added comments on orbuloides; this is at {original description}. In translation -
"With orbuloides, the clypeal carinae are very short and divergent, they do not terminate in two angles and the clypeus, which is quite truncate is only very feebly produced anteriorly in the centre. ... The last segment of the funiculus is enlarged and obtuse. ... The eyes are quite large, as in fugax. ... The petiole pedicel is quite long. ... The base of the gaster is quite strongly attenuated. ... Colour clear yellow".

Wheeler (1922) listed it also from Nigeria (Lagos and Olokemeji, by F. Silvestri - the Santschi report).

{Solenopsis orbuloides}The photomontage of a cotype worker is collated from

{Solenopsis orbuloides}The photomontage of the remains of a syntype worker is collated from

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