Dolichoderus butteli

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Dolichoderus butteli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. butteli
Binomial name
Dolichoderus butteli
Forel, 1913

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Specimen Labels

Forel (1913) - 3,500 feet; keeping scale insects inside galleries made of soil material on stem and twigs of small tree. Dill (2002) - Peninsular Malaysia: Genting Highlands, Maxwell Hill: pavilion nests made of carton on twigs and vines containing brood and coccids.

Identification

Dill (2002) - This species is well defined and easily distinguishable by the typical shape of its almost saddle-like propodeum, its sculpturing (head finely reticulate-punctate and shining, alitrunk coarsely areolate-rugose), and the broad pronotum with its laterally edged dorsal face.

Distribution

Peninsular Malaysia. Sumatra.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • butteli. Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) butteli Forel, 1913k: 89 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Dill (2002) - Workers, Sumatra: Bandar Baroe (v. Buttel-Reepen) (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève). Syntypes.

References