Dolichoderus taprobanae

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Dolichoderus taprobanae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. taprobanae
Binomial name
Dolichoderus taprobanae
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Nothing is known about the biology of Dolichoderus taprobanae.

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: India, Laos, Sri Lanka (type locality), Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • taprobanae. Formica taprobane Smith, F. 1858b: 13 (q.) SRI LANKA. Bingham, 1903: 296 (w.). Combination in Dolichoderus: Mayr, 1886c: 353; in D. (Hypoclinea): Emery, 1913a: 14. Senior synonym of gracilis: Emery, 1913a: 14; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 99; of ingruens: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 575; of semirufus: Forel, 1895e: 466; Bingham, 1903: 296; of obscuripes, tonkina: Xu, 1995a: 35. Current subspecies: nominal plus borneensis, ceramensis, friedrichsi, gracilipes, siamensis.
  • ingruens. Formica ingruens Walker, 1859: 372 (q.) SRI LANKA. Junior synonym of taprobanae: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 575.
  • gracilis. Hypoclinea gracilis Motschoulsky, 1863: 14 (w.) SRI LANKA. Junior synonym of taprobanae: Emery, 1913a: 14.
  • semirufus. Dolichoderus semirufus André, 1887: 288 (w.) VIETNAM. Junior synonym of gracilipes: Emery, 1889b: 509 (footnote); of taprobanae: Forel, 1895e: 466; Bingham, 1903: 296.
  • obscuripes. Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) taprobanae var. obscuripes Santschi, 1920h: 169 (w.q.) LAOS. [Also described as new by Santschi, 1924c: 109.] Junior synonym of taprobanae: Xu, 1995a: 35.
  • tonkina. Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) taprobanae var. tonkina Santschi, 1920h: 170 (w.) VIETNAM. [Also described as new by Santschi, 1924c: 109.] Junior synonym of taprobanae: Xu, 1995a: 35.

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) - Queen, Sri Lanka (The Natural History Museum). Holotype.

References

  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 296, worker described)
  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 296, Senior synonym of semirufus)
  • Dill, M. 2002. Taxonomy of the migrating herdsman species of the genus Dolichoderus Lund, 1831, with remarks on the systematics of other Southeast-Asian Dolichoderus. Pp. 17-113 in: Dill, M., Williams, D. J. and U. Maschwitz. 2002. Herdsmen ants and their mealybug partners. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main. 557:1-373. PDF
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932b. On the identity of some ants from Ceylon described by F. Walker. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(9): 574-576 (page 575, Senior synonym of ingruens)
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 14, Combination in D. (Hypoclinea))
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 14, Senior synonym of gracilis)
  • Forel, A. 1895f. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part V. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 9: 453-472 (page 466, Senior synonym of semirufus)
  • Mayr, G. 1886c. Notizen über die Formiciden-Sammlung des British Museum in London. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 353-368 (page 353, Combination in Dolichoderus)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 13, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 99, Senior synonym of gracilis)
  • Xu, Z. 1995a. A taxonomic study of the ant genus Dolichoderus Lund in China (Hymenoptera Formicidae Dolichoderinae). J. Southwest For. Coll. 15: 33-39 (page 35, Senior synonym of obscuripes and tonkina)