Dolichoderus quadripunctatus

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Dolichoderus quadripunctatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. quadripunctatus
Binomial name
Dolichoderus quadripunctatus
(Linnaeus, 1771)

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  • Dolichoderus quadripunctatus worker. Photo by Michal Kukla
  • Dolichoderus quadripunctatus worker at its nest entrance. Photo by Michal Kukla.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany (type locality), Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

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Biology

Castes

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • quadripunctatus. Formica quadripunctata Linnaeus, 1771: 541 (w.) GERMANY. Latreille, 1802c: 179 (q.); Mayr, 1855: 379 (w.q.m.). Combination in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1855: 379; in Dolichoderus: Emery & Forel, 1879: 455; in D. (Hypoclinea): Emery, 1894c: 229. Senior synonym of unicolor: Arakelian, 1994: 72. Current subspecies: nominal plus kratochvili. See also: Bernard, 1967: 249; Kutter, 1977c: 172; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 186; Shattuck, 1994: 63.
  • unicolor. Dolichoderus quadripunctatus var. unicolor Ruzsky, 1905b: 471 (w.q.) CAUCASUS. Junior synonym of quadripunctatus: Arakelian, 1994: 72.

Description

References

  • Arakelian, G. R. 1994. Fauna of the Republic of Armenia. Hymenopterous insects. Ants (Formicidae). Erevan: Gitutium, 153 pp. (page 72, Senior synonym of unicolor)
  • Atanassov, N.; Dlussky, G. M. 1992. Fauna of Bulgaria. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Fauna Bûlg. 22: 1-310 (page 186, see also)
  • Bernard, F. 1967a [1968]. Faune de l'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen. 3. Les fourmis (Hymenoptera Formicidae) d'Europe occidentale et septentrionale. Paris: Masson, 411 pp. (page 249, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 229, Combination in D. (Hypoclinea))
  • Emery, C.; Forel, A. 1879. Catalogue des Formicides d'Europe. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 5: 441-481 (page 455, Combination in Dolichoderus)
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 172, see also)
  • Latreille, P. A. 1802b. Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des Crustacés et des insectes. Tome 3. Familles naturelles des genres. Paris: F. Dufart, xii + 467 pp. (page 179, queen described)
  • Linnaeus, C. 1771. Mantissa plantarum altera generum editionis VI & specierum editionis II. Holmiae [= Stockholm]: Laurentii Salvii, [6] + 143-587 pp. (page 541, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1855. Formicina austriaca. Beschreibung der bisher im österreichischen Kaiserstaate aufgefundenen Ameisen, nebst Hinzufügung jener in Deutschland, in der Schweiz und in Italien vorkommenden Arten. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ver. Wien 5: 273-478 (page 379, worker, queen, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1855. Formicina austriaca. Beschreibung der bisher im österreichischen Kaiserstaate aufgefundenen Ameisen, nebst Hinzufügung jener in Deutschland, in der Schweiz und in Italien vorkommenden Arten. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ver. Wien 5: 273-478 (page 379, Combination in Hypoclinea)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 112:i-xix, 1-241. (page 63, see also)