Dorylus termitarius

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Dorylus termitarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. termitarius
Binomial name
Dorylus termitarius
Wasmann, 1911



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).

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.




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

  • termitarius. Dorylus (Rhogmus) termitarius Wasmann, 1911: 111, pl. 1, fig. 4 (w.q.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers, 1 syntype queen.
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Belgian Congo”): Romée, nr Stanleyville (= Kisangani) (H. Kohl).
    • [Note: type-locality data from Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 747.]
    • Type-depository: NHMM.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 747; van Boven, 1967: 57; Bolton, 1995b: 180.
    • Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo.



  • Boven, J. K. A. van. 1967b. La femelle de Dorylus fimbriatus et termitarius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Natuurhist. Maandbl. 56: 55-60 (page 57, see also)
  • Wasmann, E. 1911a. Zur Kenntnis der Termiten und Termitengäste vom belgischen Congo. [part]. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 1: 91-117 (page 111, pl. 1, fig. 4 worker, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004