Dolichoderus gordoni

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Dolichoderus gordoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species group: doriae
Species: D. gordoni
Binomial name
Dolichoderus gordoni
Shattuck & Marsden, 2013

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This species is known from a single collection from a forested area of extreme south-eastern Queensland. Nothing is known concerning its biology.

Identification

Pronotum and propodeum with elongate spines; the short pronotal spines are directed anteriorly and approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body, in dorsal view a line drawn between their tips intersects the pronotal collar; the first gastral tergite generally lacking hairs, but with a few scattered, very small appressed hairs.

This species is most similar to Dolichoderus etus and Dolichoderus doriae. They differ in that D. gordoni lacks fine pubescence on the first gastral tergite but has a few scattered, very small appressed hairs. In addition, the overall colour of the body is a lighter red-brown, rather than a dark brown-black. Additionally, variation in pronotal spine length is displayed between D. gordoni and D. etus. Dolichoderus gordoni appears to have shorter, straighter pronotal spines, whereas D. etus has long spines with a distinct curve near the base of the spine. Spine length between D. gordoni and D. doriae appear similar.

Identification Keys including this Taxon

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • gordoni. Dolichoderus gordoni Shattuck & Marsden, 2013: 120, fig. 12 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material

Description

All available material is similar.

Measurements (n=5). CI 99–100; EI 17–19; EL 0.27–0.31; HL 1.60–1.66; HW 1.59–1.64; ML 2.46–2.61; MTL –1.75–1.71; PronI 67.30–71.06; PronW 1.07–1.15; SI 103–108; SL 1.64–1.77.

References

  • Shattuck, S.O. & Marsden, S. 2013. Australian species of the ant genus Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3716, 101–143 (doi 10.11646/zootaxa.3716.2.1).