Dorylus laeviceps

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Dorylus laeviceps
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Dorylus labiatus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: Dorylus laeviceps
Smith, F., 1878

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Dorylus labiatus.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • laeviceps. Dorylus (Typhlopone) laeviceps Smith, F. 1878b: 13, fig. 2 (w.) INDIA. Junior synonym of fulvus: Emery, 1895j: 723; of labiatus: Forel, 1901a: 464; Wilson, 1964a: 440.


  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 723, Junior synonym of fulvus)
  • Forel, A. 1901a. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VIII. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 462-477 (page 464, Junior synonym of labiatus)
  • Smith, F. 1878b. Scientific results of the Second Yarkand Mission; based upon the collections and notes of the late Ferdinand Stoliczka, Ph.D. Hymenoptera. Calcutta: Superintendent of Government Printing (Government of India), 22 pp. (page 13, fig. 2 worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1964a. The true army ants of the Indo-Australian area (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae). Pac. Insects 6: 427-483 (page 440, Junior synonym of labiatus)