Dorylus erraticus

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Dorylus erraticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. erraticus
Binomial name
Dorylus erraticus
(Smith, F., 1865)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

A member of the Dorylus nigricans-group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Guinea-Bissau.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • erraticus. Anomma erratica Smith, F. 1865: 71 (w.) New Guinea.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: unknown.
    • [Note: type-locality Africa, after Wilson, 1964a: 443. Perhaps Smith’s original New Guinea is a mislabel for Guinea.]
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Dorylus: Emery, 1910b: 15;
    • combination in Dorylus (Anomma): Donisthorpe, 1932c: 473.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1871a: 324; Dalla Torre, 1893: 9; Emery, 1910b: 15; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 473; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 9; Wilson, 1964a: 443; Bolton, 1995b: 178.
    • Distribution: unknown (Africa, perhaps Guinea).

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Anomma erratica

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “New Guinea.” Locality in error as this is definitely an Afrotropical species. Correct locality may be Guinea.

Description

References

  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932c. On the identity of Smith's types of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) collected by Alfred Russell Wallace in the Malay Archipelago, with descriptions of two new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(10): 441-476 (page 473, Combination in D. (Anomma))
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 15, Combination in Dorylus)
  • Smith, F. 1865a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 8: 61-94 (page 71, 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)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J.W. and S.R. Capco. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monographs of the Institute of Science and Technology (Manila) 1: 1- 327
  • Smith F. 1865. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. Journal and Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology 8: 61-94.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.