Dorylus fimbriatus

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Dorylus fimbriatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. fimbriatus
Binomial name
Dorylus fimbriatus
(Shuckard, 1840)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Gambia (type locality), Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe.


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.

  • fimbriatus. Rhogmus fimbriatus Shuckard, 1840c: 325 (m.) GAMBIA.
    • Type-material: syntype males (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Gambia: (no further data).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Emery, 1895j: 736 (w.); Brauns, 1903: 294 (q.).
    • Combination in Dorylus (Rhogmus): Emery, 1895j: 736.
    • Status as species: Westwood, 1842: 80; Smith, F. 1859b: 4; Roger, 1863b: 42; Mayr, 1863: 453; Gerstäcker, 1871: 355; Dalla Torre, 1893: 8; Emery, 1895j: 736; Emery, 1899a: 499; Emery, 1901c: 187; Forel, 1901h: 47; Forel, 1904b: 369; Mayr, 1904b: 2; Forel, 1907e: 15; Mayr, 1907b: 8; Forel, 1909b: 52, 71; Emery, 1910b: 14; Stitz, 1911b: 375; Forel, 1911d: 362; Santschi, 1911g: 207; Forel, 1912b: 81; Santschi, 1914b: 65; Santschi, 1914d: 333; Arnold, 1915: 129 (redescription); Santschi, 1919b: 231 (in key); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 746; Menozzi, 1926a: 37; Menozzi, 1927f: 356; Santschi, 1930a: 56; Santschi, 1930b: 54; Santschi, 1937d: 215; van Boven, 1967: 55; van Boven & Lévieux, 1970: 356; Bolton, 1995b: 178; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 203.
    • Distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania (+ Zanzibar), Uganda, Zimbabwe.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus crampeli, laevipodex, poweri.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 1-159 (page 129, see also)
  • Boven, J.K.A. van. 1967b. La femelle de Dorylus fimbriatus et termitarius. Natuurhistorisch Maandblad 56: 55-60. [26.iv.1967.] (page 55, see also)
  • Brauns, J. 1903. Ueber das Weibchen von Dorylus (Rhogmus) fimbriatus Shuck. (Hym.). Z. Syst. Hymenopterol. Dipterol. 3: 294-298 (page 294, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 736, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 736, Combination in Dorylus (Rhogmus))
  • Emery, C. 1901l. Studi sul polimorfismo e la metamorfosi nel genere Dorylus. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)9:183-201 (page 187, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1901m. Formiciden des Naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg. Neue Calyptomyrmex-, Dacryon-, Podomyrma- und Echinopla-Arten. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 18: 43-82 (page 47, see also)
  • Shuckard, W. E. 1840c. Monograph of the Dorylidae, a family of the Hymenoptera Heterogyna. (Concluded from p. 271.). Ann. Nat. Hist. 5: 315-328 (page 325, male described)


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14: 1-159.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2018. Notes on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Gambia (Western Africa). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom Entomology 26: 1-13.
  • Boven J. K. A. van. 1967. La femelle de Dorylus fimbriatus et termitarius. Natuurhistorisch Maandblad 56: 55-60.
  • Emery C. 1895. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 8: 685-778.
  • Field Museum Collection, Chicago, Illinois (C. Moreau)
  • Forel A. 1904. Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg. Ezheg. Zool. Muz. 8: 368-388.
  • Hita Garcia F., E. Wiesel, G. Fischer. 2013. The ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—faunal overview, first species checklist, bibliography, accounts for all genera, and discussion on taxonomy and zoogeography. Journal of East African Natural History 101: 127-222.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
  • Menozzi C. 1927. Raccolte mirmecologiche dell'Africa orientale conservate nel Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria di Genova. Parte I. Formiche raccolte dal Marchese Saverio Patrizi nella Somalia italiana ed in alcune località dell'Africa orientale inglese. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria. 52: 356-362.
  • Menozzi C. 1930. Formiche della Somalia italiana meridionale. Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana. 9: 76-130.
  • Santschi F. 1911. Nouvelles fourmis du Congo et du Benguela. Revue Zoologique Africaine (Brussels) 1: 204-217.
  • Santschi F. 1914. Formicides de l'Afrique occidentale et australe du voyage de Mr. le Professeur F. Silvestri. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura. Portici 8: 309-385.
  • Santschi F. 1937. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola (2me voyage) 1932-1933. Fourmis angolaises. Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 44: 211-250.
  • Weber N. A. 1943. The ants of the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 93: 263-389.
  • 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