Dolichoderus semiorbis

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

Shattuck & Mardsen 2013-39Dolichoderus-semiorbis hal.jpg

Shattuck & Mardsen 2013-39Dolichoderus-semiorbis had.jpg

Dolichoderus semiorbis is known from a few specimens collected in low shrubland on a sand dune along the Western Australian coast.


Sculpturing on head consisting of large, shallow to moderately deep fovea; pronotum and propodeum lacking spines; posterior face of propodeum strongly concave, separated from the dorsal face by a distinct carina; pubescence on first gastral tergite sparse, if present hairs not overlapping; tibiae lacking erect hairs.

This species most closely resembles Dolichoderus albamaculus however it lacks erect hairs on its tibiae, and although possesses a distinct carina on the posterior face of the propodeum, it does not form a lip that projects vertically above the dorsum as it does in D. albamaculus. This species can be distinguished from Dolichoderus omicron, Dolichoderus canopus, Dolichoderus nigricornis and Dolichoderus formosus by the lack of erect hairs on its tibiae, and can be distinguished from Dolichoderus clusor, Dolichoderus scrobiculatus, and Dolichoderus turneri (which have abundant pubescence on the first gastral tergite) by the sparse or absent pubescence on the first gastral tergite.

Identification Keys including this Taxon


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (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.

  • semiorbis. Dolichoderus semiorbis Shattuck & Marsden, 2013: 138, fig. 25 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material


All known specimens show little variation.

Measurements (n=1). CI 78; EI 41; EL 0.28; HL 0.86; HW 0.67; ML 1.14; MTL 0.59; PronI 71; PronW 0.47; SI 105; SL 0.70.