Dorylus vishnui

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Dorylus vishnui
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. vishnui
Binomial name
Dorylus vishnui
Wheeler, W.M., 1913



Specimen Label


A member of the Dorylus orientalis-group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Myanmar (type locality), Thailand.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Wilson 1964 Army Ant fig 1-14


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

  • vishnui. Dorylus (Alaopone) vishnui Wheeler, W.M. 1913e: 233 (w.) MYANMAR. See also: Wilson, 1964a: 443.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Wilson (1964) - Syntypes: 3 workers showed HW variation 0.68-1.55 mm. The smallest worker had 8 antennal segments, the largest 9. Other strong allometric variation occurred in the form of the clypeus and subpetiolar process. Concolorous yellowish brown.

Type Material

Wilson (1964) - Type locality: Mulmein, lower Burma.


  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913f. Zoological results of the Abor Expedition, 1911-1912, XVII. Hymenoptera, II: Ants (Formicidae). Rec. Indian Mus. 8: 233-237 (page 233, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1964a. The true army ants of the Indo-Australian area (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae). Pac. Insects 6: 427-483 (page 443, see also)
  • Xu, Z. 1994a. A taxonomic study of the ant subfamily Dorylinae in China (Hymenoptera Formicidae). J. Southwest For. Coll. 14: 115-122 (page 118, record in China)