Dorylus mediatus

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Dorylus mediatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Family: Mutillidae
Genus: Mutilla
Species: M. mediatus
Binomial name
Dorylus mediatus
Fabricius, 1804

This species has been transferred to the family Mutillidae.


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

  • mediatus. Dorylus mediatus Fabricius, 1804: 428 (m.) (no state data).
    • Type-material: holotype(?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: “America meridionali”.
    • Type-depository: ZMUC.
    • Combination in Labidus: Leach, 1815: 147; Latreille, 1817b: 556; Latreille, 1817f: 141; Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1835: 230 (footnote).
    • [Note: Shuckard, 1840b: 262, says “that it (mediatus) cannot belong to either of these genera” (Dorylus or Labidus). Westwood, 1842: 78, says that the holotype of mediatus was a male Mutilla, having been examined by Dr Erichson in the Royal Museum of Copenhagen.]
    • Status as species: Leach, 1815: 147; Latreille, 1817b: 556; Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1835: 230 (footnote), Shuckard, 1840b: 261; Westwood, 1842: 78.
    • Excluded from Formicidae; transferred to family Mutillidae: Westwood, 1842: 78.
    • [Note: mediatus was subsequently incorrectly retained under Dorylus by Roger, 1863b: 41, and Mayr, 1863: 408.]