Dolichoderus decollatus

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana (type locality), Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • decollatus. Dolichoderus decollatus Smith, F. 1858b: 75 (w.q.) GUYANA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1951: 178 (l.). Senior synonym of capitatus, neglectus: Mackay, 1993b: 48.
  • capitatus. Dolichoderus capitatus Santschi, 1921g: 99 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA. Junior synonym of decollatus: Mackay, 1993b: 48.
  • neglectus. Dolichoderus decollatus subsp. neglectus Menozzi, 1935b: 197, fig. 3B (w.q.) GUYANA. Raised to species: Kempf, 1969: 291. Junior synonym of decollatus: Mackay, 1993b: 48.



  • 2n = 38, karyotype = 6M+32SM (Brazil) (Santos et al., 2016).


  • MacKay, W. P. 1993b. A review of the New World ants of the genus Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 22: 1-148 (page 48, Senior synonym of capitatus and neglectus)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 75, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1951. The ant larvae of the subfamily Dolichoderinae. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 53: 169-210 (page 178, larva described)