Dolichoderus schulzi

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Dolichoderus schulzi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Dolichoderini
Genus: Dolichoderus
Species: D. schulzi
Binomial name
Dolichoderus schulzi
Emery, 1894

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Specimen Labels



Color black; mesosomal dorsum with abundant erect setae; scapes lacking erect setae; dorsal and posterior faces of propodeum separated by a well-defined transverse flange; face and mesosomal dorsum sublucid, not foveate; pronotal humeri in the form of right to slightly acute angles, but not produced as distinct spines (Jack Longino).


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -1.456° to -14.79861111°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



I know this species from canopy fogging samples at La Selva Biological Station, and two collections from fresh tree falls at Sirena in Corcovado National Park. Nothing else is known of the biology of this species. (Jack Longino)





The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • schulzi. Dolichoderus (Monacis) schulzi Emery, 1894c: 233 (w.) BRAZIL. Kempf, 1959b: 255 (q.); Mackay, 1993b: 92 (m.). Combination in Monacis: Kempf, 1959b: 254; in Dolichoderus: Shattuck, 1992c: 77. Senior synonym of biolleyi, columbica: Kempf, 1959b: 254.
  • biolleyi. Dolichoderus biolleyi Forel, 1908b: 61 (w.) COSTA RICA. Combination in D. (Monacis): Emery, 1913a: 9. Subspecies of schulzi: Forel, 1912h: 35. Junior synonym of schulzi: Kempf, 1959b: 254.
  • columbica. Dolichoderus schulzi var. columbica Forel, 1914e: 12 (w.) COLOMBIA. [First available use of Dolichoderus schulzi r. biolleyi var. columbica Forel, 1912h: 35; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of schulzi: Kempf, 1959b: 254.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1913. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50.
  • Forel A. 1908. Fourmis de Costa-Rica récoltées par M. Paul Biolley. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 44: 35-72.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Kempf W. W. 1959. A revision of the Neotropical ant genus Monacis Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Studia Entomologica (n.s.)2: 225-270.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Mackay, W.P. 1993. A review of the New World ants of the genus Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 22(1):1-148