Dolichoderus sundari

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Dolichoderus sundari
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. sundari
Binomial name
Dolichoderus sundari
Tiwari, 2000

The type specimens were collected from within a wild fruit of a creeper in a forest reserve.

Identification

Mathew and Tiwari (2000) - Dolichoderus sundari comes closer to Dolichoderus sulcaticeps and is distinguishable from it by the former's smaller size and structure and sculpture of the thorax.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (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.

  • sundari. Dolichoderus sundari Tiwari, in Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 341, figs. 64, 65 (w.) INDIA.

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

Description

Worker

Holotype Worker: TL 4.00; HL 0.87; HW 0.87; CI 100; SL 0.68; SI 78; PW 0.58; ThL 1.05.

Head massive, with the mandibles cordate, the sides convex and round; antennae long, reaching back the top of head; clypeus region with short longitudinal striae, anterior clypeal margin not entire, feebly impressed in the middle; mandibles broad, shagreened; masticatory margin with ten to twelve minute teeth, apical two prominent; eyes large, placed about the middle of the head towards the front; pronotum concave; promesonotal suture distinct; mesonotum feebly raised; thorax emarginate at the meso- meta notal suture; basal portion of metanotum flat, apical portion truncate, concave, the concavity smooth and shining; the node of pedicel scale like, inclined forward; abdomen convex, massive; head, abdomen and node of pedicel smooth, polished and shining; thorax coarsely punctate; hairs on body numerous.

Colour: Head, thorax, node of pedicel and abdomen pitch black, the mandibles, antennae and legs brownish yellow, legs a lighter shade.

Paratypes: TL 3.24-3.95; HL 0.79-0.87; HW 0.79-0.87; CI 97-100; SL 0.66-0.68; SI 78-86; PW 0.55-0.58; ThL 1.05.

Similar to holotype.

Type Material

Holotype Worker: India, Meghalaya, East Khasi hills, Nongkhyllem Reserve Forest, 28.i.82, Coll. R. Mathew. Paratypes: 9 workers with the same collection data as the holotype.

Note (Lubertazzi 2018): it is stated in the publication where this description was published that "The present work is based on the material collected and deposited at the Zoological Survery of India, Eastern Regional Station, Shillong, and the Headquarters at Calcutta" with the latter presumably referring to the Zoological Survey of India headquarters. The types of this species can presumably be found in either or both of these collections.

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