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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dichthadia
Gerstäcker, 1863
Type species
Dichthadia glaberrima (junior synonym of Dorylus laevigatus)

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Dorylus.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • DICHTHADIA [junior synonym of Dorylus]
    • Dichthadia Gerstäcker, 1863: 93. Type-species: Dichthadia glaberrima (junior synonym of Typhlopone laevigata), by monotypy.
    • [Type-species not Dichthadia furcata, unjustified subsequent designation by Ashmead, 1906: 26.]
    • Dichthadia junior synonym of Dorylus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 9; Bingham, 1903: 1.
    • Dichthadia revived status as genus: Ashmead, 1905b: 381; Ashmead, 1906: 26.
    • Dichthadia subgenus of Dorylus: Emery, 1895j: 702; Emery, 1910b: 8.
    • Dichthadia junior synonym of Dorylus: Borowiec, 2016: 112.


  • Ashmead, W. H. 1905c. A skeleton of a new arrangement of the families, subfamilies, tribes and genera of the ants, or the superfamily Formicoidea. Can. Entomol. 37: 381-384 (page 381, Dichthadia in Dorylinae, Dorylini; as genus)
  • Ashmead, W. H. 1906. Classification of the foraging and driver ants, or Family Dorylidae, with a description of the genus Ctenopyga Ashm. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 8: 21-31 (page 26, Dichthadia as genus)
  • 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 1, Dichthadia as junior synonym of Dorylus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 149, Dichthadia as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Borowiec, M.L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280 (doi: 10.3897/zookeys.608.9427).
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1973b. A comparison of the Hylean and Congo-West African rain forest ant faunas. Pp. 161-185 in: Meggers, B. J., Ayensu, E. S., Duckworth, W. D. (eds.) Tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America: a comparative review. Wash (page 180, Dichthadia as junior synonym of Dorylus [provisional])
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 9, Dichthadia as junior synonym of Dorylus)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 702, Dichthadia as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 8, Dichthadia as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Forel, A. 1878c. Études myrmécologiques en 1878 (première partie) avec l'anatomie du gésier des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 15: 337-392 (page 365, Dichthadia in Dorylinae (footnote) [Dorylidae])
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 239, Dichthadia as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Gerstäcker, A. 1863. Ueber ein merkwürdiges neues Hymenopteron aus der Abtheilung der Aculeata. Stett. Entomol. Ztg. 24: 76-93 (page 93, Dichthadia as genus)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 17, Dichthadia in Dorylinae [Dorylidae])
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910b. Ants: their structure, development and behavior. New York: Columbia University Press, xxv + 663 pp. (page 137, Dichthadia as subgenus of Dorylus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 633, Dichthadia as subgenus of Dorylus)