Dorylus planifrons

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Dorylus planifrons
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Dorylus helvolus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: Dorylus planifrons
Mayr, 1865

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


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

  • planifrons. Dorylus planifrons Mayr, 1865: 74, pl. 3, fig. 21 (m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of helvolus: Emery, 1888b: 350.


  • Emery, C. 1888b [1887]. Le tre forme sessuali del Dorylus helvolus L. e degli altri Dorilidi. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 19: 344-351 (page 350, Junior synonym of helvolus)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 74, pl. 3, fig. 21 male described)