Bothriomyrmex decapitans

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Bothriomyrmex decapitans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Bothriomyrmex
Species: B. decapitans
Binomial name
Bothriomyrmex decapitans
Santschi, 1911

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Social parasite  




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Tunisia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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This species exhibits a form of Social Parasitism.



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • decapitans. Bothriomyrmex decapitans Santschi, 1911f: 78, fig. 10c (w.q.m.) TUNISIA.



  • Buschinger, A. (2009) Social parasitism among ants: a review. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 12: 219-235.
  • Santschi, F. 1911f. Formicides nouveaux de l'Afrique Mineure (4e note suite). Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 2: 78-85 (page 78, fig. 10c worker, queen, male described)