Dolichoderus indrapurensis

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Dolichoderus indrapurensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. indrapurensis
Binomial name
Dolichoderus indrapurensis
Forel, 1912

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Trophobiosis with membracids, large colonies (Dill 2002).

Identification

Dill (2002) - This species possibly represents the workers of Dolichoderus beccarii (see scabridus group). The examined worker populations from Sumatra and Borneo differ regarding the inclination of the propodeal spines. Yet, particularly the length and inclination of the alitrunk spines are generally subject to considerable intraspecific variability in Dolichoderus (see cuspidatus species group, as well as MacKay 1993).

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia.


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.

  • indrapurensis. Dolichoderus indrapurensis Forel, 1912n: 61 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). Combination in D. (Hypoclinea): Forel, 1913k: 90; in D. (Diceratoclinea): Wheeler, W.M. 1935c: 69. Current subspecies: nominal plus nigrogaster.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Dill (2002) - Workers, Sumatra: Indrapura (Tritschler) (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève, Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel).

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