Dolichoderus rugocapitus

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Dolichoderus rugocapitus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Dolichoderini
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. rugocapitus
Binomial name
Dolichoderus rugocapitus
Zhou, 2001

Nothing is known about the biology of Dolichoderus rugocapitus.


Zhou (2001) - Similar to Dolichoderus thoracicus, but can be distinguished from the latter by head coarsely rugose, anterior border of pronotum marginate highly and basal face of propodeum convex.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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.

  • rugocapitus. Dolichoderus rugocapitus Zhou, 2001b: 155, 240, figs. 307, 308 (w.) CHINA.

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



Holotype: TL 3.6, HL 0.88, HW 0.91, CI 103, SL 0.81, SI 89, PW 0.60, AL 1.10, ED 0.22.

Head broadly oval, with convex sides and shallowly concave occipital border. Mandible with a row of acute teeth. Median clypeus slightly convex, anterior border broadly shallowly concave in the middle. Eyes large, slightly convex, situated near mid length of the sides of head. Dorsum of pronotum flat, transversely broad, anterior border highly marginate; mesonotum small, subcircular in dorsal view, anterior portion flat, posterior portion oblique backward suddenly in profile view; promesonotal suture narrowly deeply impressed, mesopropodeal suture deeply impressed; basal face of propodeum convex, declivity concave. Petiolar node anteroposteral compressed, anterior face and posterior face almost parallel, middle of dorsal margin slightly concave. Gaster shortly oval.

Mandibles sparsely punctate, relatively smooth; head and alitrunk coarsely punctate and creased; antennal scapes, petiole, postpetiole and gaster densely finely punctate.

Erect hairs grey white, abundant. Pubescence short and fine, relatively abundant.

Color black. Mandibles, antennae and legs dark yellowish brown.

Paratypes 8: TL 3.5~3.9, HL 0.86~0.91, HW 0.84~0.94, CI 97~103, SL 0.78~0.84, SI 89~92, PW 0.56~0.66, AL 1.06~1.19, ED 0.22~0.25.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Shi Wan Da Shan Natural Reserve, Guangxi, 23.V.1996, Shanyi Zhou leg. Paratypes 8 workers, data as holotype.


  • Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press. 255 pp. (page 155, 240, figs. 307, 308 worker described)