Dorylus moestus

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Dorylus moestus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Dorylus
Species: D. moestus
Binomial name
Dorylus moestus
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia.


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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • moestus. Dorylus (Dorylus) affinis var. moestus Emery, 1895j: 720 (m.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Raised to species: Forel, 1909b: 71; Santschi, 1910g: 741; Emery, 1910b: 10; Stitz, 1916: 374. Current subspecies: nominal plus claripennis, morio, schereri.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 720, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1910b. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34 (page 10, Raised to species)
  • Forel, A. 1909b. Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 53: 51-73 (page 71, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1910g. Nouveaux dorylines africains. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 737-759 (page 741, Raised to species)
  • Stitz, H. 1916. Formiciden. Ergeb. Zweiten Dtsch. Zent.-Afr. Exped. 1: 369-405 (page 374, Raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bernard F. 1953. La réserve naturelle intégrale du Mt Nimba. XI. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mémoires de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire 19: 165-270.
  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.
  • Forel A. 1913. Quelques fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge (1). Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 57: 347-359.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 39-269.