Dorylus erraticus

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Dorylus erraticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. erraticus
Binomial name
Dorylus erraticus
(Smith, F., 1865)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

A member of the Dorylus nigricans-group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea-Bissau.

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.

  • erraticus. Anomma erratica Smith, F. 1865: 71 (w.) AFRICA (not New Guinea as stated; see: Wilson, 1964a: 443). Combination in Dorylus: Emery, 1910b: 15; in D. (Anomma): Donisthorpe, 1932c: 473.

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

Anomma erratica

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “New Guinea.” Locality in error as this is definitely an Afrotropical species. Correct locality may be Guinea.

Description

References

  • 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 473, Combination in D. (Anomma))
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 15, Combination in Dorylus)
  • Smith, F. 1865a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 8: 61-94 (page 71, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1964a. The true army ants of the Indo-Australian area (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae). Pac. Insects 6: 427-483 (page 443, see also)