Dorylus nigricans

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Dorylus nigricans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. nigricans
Binomial name
Dorylus nigricans
Illiger, 1802

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Specimen labels

Subspecies
Evolutionary Relationships
Dorylus

Dorylus laevigatus





Dorylus conradti



Dorylus orientalis





Dorylus fimbriatus laevipodex




Dorylus fulvus




Dorylus spininodis





Dorylus mayri





Dorylus nigricans rubellus




Dorylus nigricans molestus




Dorylus nigricans terrificus



Dorylus wilverthi







Dorylus nigricans burmeisteri




Dorylus nigricans sjostedti




Dorylus nigricans arcens



Dorylus nigricans










Dorylus emeryi




Dorylus gerstaeckeri



Dorylus gribodoi







Dorylus kohli



Dorylus emeryi opacus





Dorylus braunsi




Dorylus affinis



Dorylus helvolus












Based on Kronauer et al., 2007. Note only selected Dorylus species are included, and undescribed species are excluded.

Identification

A member of the Dorylus nigricans-group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone (type locality), United Republic of Tanzania.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Life History Traits

  • Mean colony size: 1,036,800 (Vosseler, 1905; Beckers et al., 1989)
  • Foraging behaviour: group hunter (Vosseler, 1905; Beckers et al., 1989)

Castes

Worker

Male

Nomenclature

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

  • nigricans. Dorylus nigricans Illiger, 1802: 188 (m.) SIERRA LEONE. Mayr, 1896: 225 (w.); Forel, 1912j: 177 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1984: 268 (l.). Combination in D. (Anomma): Emery, 1895j: 710; in Anomma: Menozzi, 1942: 165. Current subspecies: nominal plus arcens, burmeisteri, molestus, pallidus, rubellus, sjostedti, sjostedtiwilverthi, terrificus. See also: Santschi, 1930a: 55; Raignier & Boven, 1955: 70.

Description

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