Dolichoderus patens pubiventris

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Dolichoderus patens pubiventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. patens
Subspecies: D. patens pubiventris
Trinomial name
Dolichoderus patens pubiventris
Emery, 1900

Dill (2002) - For “var. karawaiewi” auct. In Java: Forel 1901: 303 [carton nest]; Karawajew 1926: 428 [carton nests on leaves], 1928: 308 [multi-chambered, irregular carton nests (fragile carton material) on undersurface of leves (figs1+2, pl. 1)]; Franz 1975b: 265 [nests in ground].

Identification

Dill (2002) - A member of the Dolichoderus sulcaticeps species group. Emery’s definition of his ssp. pubiventris is based on the black colour, the matt gaster surface and the dense pubescence. However, there are series that are intermediate regarding these characters between pubiventris and typical patens (e.g. material from Peninsular Malaysia, Ulu Gombak, in MDC). Particularly in its coloration, patens pubiventris strongly resembles Dolichoderus crawleyi from Singapore. Dolichoderus patens, patens pubiventris, Dolichoderus siggii, and crawleyi form a complex of morphological very similar or clinal forms, which possible are junior synonyms of patens.

Distribution

Dill (2002) - Philippines. Sumatra: Mentawei Islands: Java.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


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.

  • pubiventris. Dolichoderus patens subsp. pubiventris Emery, 1900d: 694 (w.) INDONESIA (Mentawei I.). Combination in D. (Hypoclinea): Emery, 1913a: 14.

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: Mentawei: Sipora: Sereinu (E. Modigliani) (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa). Syntypes.

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