Shattuck & Marsden, 2013
This rare species is known from only three specimens collected from two locations, one near Port Lincoln and the other at the tip of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Nothing is known of its biology.
Head yellowish-red; sculpturing on head minimal, either essentially absent or consisting of very fine reticulations; pronotum and propodeum lacking spines; posterior face of propodeum weakly concave, separated from the dorsal face by at most a weakly defined angle; dorsum of pronotum smooth, the surfaces shiny. Dorsum of propodeum evenly convex, the angle at approximately the same level as the metanotal groove.
This species differs from Dolichoderus kathae in that the surfaces of the head and dorsum of the pronotum of D. rutilus are smooth and shiny; whereas the surfaces of the head and dorsum of the pronotum of D. kathae are finely reticulate and matte.
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Known only from the worker caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- rutilus. Dolichoderus rutilus Shattuck & Marsden, 2013: 133, fig. 22 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
- Holotype, worker, Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , 26 January 1976, P.J.M. Greenslade, ANIC32-061185,
- Paratype, 1 worker, Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , 28 January 1976, P.J.M. Greenslade, ANIC32-061184,
- Paratype, 1 worker, Spalding Cove, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , 2 February 1973, P.J.M. Greenslade, ANIC32-061186,
Measurements (n=3). CI 86–88; EI 33–34; EL 0.25–0.28; HL 0.87–0.97; HW 0.75–0.85; ML 1.18–1.29; MTL 0.64–0.70; PronI 61.50–62.76; PronW 0.46–0.53; SI 108–113; SL 0.85–0.93.