Dolichoderus thoracicus

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Dolichoderus thoracicus
Dolichoderus thoracicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. thoracicus
Binomial name
Dolichoderus thoracicus
(Smith, F., 1860)

Dolichoderus thoracicus side view

Dolichoderus thoracicus top view

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sulawesi.
Oriental Region: Cambodia, India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Dolichoderus thoracicus for further details

Biology

Photo © Vladimir Zryanin

Castes

Dealate queen surrounded by workers and brood. From Sakaerat, Korat province, Thailand. (Image by Christian Peeters)


Nomenclature

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

  • thoracicus. Tapinoma thoracica Smith, F. 1860a: 69 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi). Combination in Dolichoderus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 162; in D. (Hypoclinea): Emery, 1913a: 14. Senior synonym of bituberculatus (and its junior synonym sellaris): Donisthorpe, 1932c: 457; Shattuck, 1994: 70. Current subspecies: nominal plus bilikanus, borneonensis, lacciperdus, levior, nasutus, rufescens (unresolved junior homonym). See also: Shattuck, 1994: 70.
  • bituberculata. Hypoclinea bituberculata Mayr, 1862: 705 (w.) PHILIPPINES. Emery, 1887a: 254 (q.); Karavaiev, 1926d: 426 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1951: 174 (l.); Imai, Brown, et al. 1984: 68 (k.). Combination in Dolichoderus: Emery, 1887a: 254; in D. (Hypoclinea): Emery, 1894c: 229. Senior synonym of sellaris: Mayr, 1867a: 76; of emarginata: Xu, 1995a: 35. Junior synonym of thoracicus: Donisthorpe, 1932c: 457; Shattuck, 1994: 70. See also: Bingham, 1903: 295.
  • emarginata. Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) bituberculatus var. emarginata Santschi, 1920h: 168 (w.) LAOS. [Also described as new by Santschi, 1924c: 108.] Subspecies of thoracicus: Shattuck, 1994: 70. Junior synonym of bituberculatus: Xu, 1995a: 35.
  • sellaris. Hypoclinea sellaris Roger, 1863a: 213 (w.) SINGAPORE. Junior synonym of bituberculatus: Mayr, 1867a: 76.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Tapinoma thoracica

Two worker syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Mak.”

Description

References

  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 162, Combination in Dolichoderus)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 457, Senior synonym of bituberculatus (and its junior synonym sellaris))
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 14, Combination in D. (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 70, Senior synonym of bituberculatus (and its junior synonym sellaris)
  • Smith, F. 1860a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at Celebes. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 5(17b)(suppl. to vol. 4 4: 57-93 (page 69, worker described)