Dorymyrmex incomptus

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Dorymyrmex incomptus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Leptomyrmecini
Genus: Dorymyrmex
Species: D. incomptus
Binomial name
Dorymyrmex incomptus
(Snelling, R.R., 1975)

Dorymyrmex incomptus F19.jpg

Nothing is known about the biology of Dorymyrmex incomptus.


Snelling (1975) - Worker: Blackish, head more or less ferruginous; basalmost setae of psammophore below occipital foramen; vertex and occiput dull, sharply differentiated from shiny frons; basal face of propodeum, in profile, distinctly impressed in front of low, obtuse tubercle.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Chile (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





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

  • incomptus. Araucomyrmex incomptus Snelling, R.R. 1975: 13, figs. 18, 19 (w.) CHILE. Combination in Dorymyrmex: Shattuck, 1992c: 85.

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



HL 0.72-0.80 (0.78); HW 0.60-0.65; SL 0.73-0.80 (0.77); PW 0.40-0.43 (0.43); WL 0.97-1.03 (1.03).

Head. Conspicuously longer than broad, CI 79-85 (81); sides, in frontal view, widest at eye level, weakly sinuate below eye level or not sinuate; occipital margin flattened or very weakly convex in frontal view. Scape about as long as head, SI 121-128 (123), extending beyond occiput by about 0.25 x its length. Eye large, OMD 1.00-1.08 (1.00) x EL. Apical margin of clypeus, in frontal view, straight or weakly concave in middle.

Thorax. Slender, PW 0.40-0.43 (0.42) x WL. Mesonotum, in profile, evenly convex, not angulate beyond middle. Propodeum, in profile, distinctly depressed in front of tubercle; tubercle low, obtuse.

Vestiture. Pubescence short, scattered on most of head, conspicuous only on vertex and occiput; thoracic pubescence a little sparser than that of occiput; that of gaster similar but a little longer, becoming very sparse on sides of terga.

Cephalic setae sparse; apical clypeal margin only, with long setae, those of disc and basal margins short; frontal lobes with seta pair near clypeal base and a longer pair at level of lower eye margin; no occipital setae; basalmost setae of psammophore below level of occipital foramen. Pronotal disc with a single, median, seta pair; mesonotum and propodeum without setae. First gastric tergum with a few setae at about midlength of dorsal face and a few in preapical row; remaining terga with scattered discal and a few preapical setae. Scape without setae except at tip. Fore femur with two or three setae on basal half of ventral margin; mid and hind femora without setae on dorsal margin; tibiae without setae.

Integument. Midline of clypeus smooth and shiny, remainder lightly shagreened and moderately shiny; frontal lobes and frons moderately to very weakly shagreened, with scattered micropunctures, moderately shiny; vertex and occiput abruptly differentiated, closely shagreened and micropunctate, barely shiny; malar area and side of head moderately shiny, weakly shagreened. Thorax and gaster closely shagreened and micropunctate, slightly shiny.

Color. Head dark ferruginous, becoming lighter at sides and toward mandible, darkest (almost dark brown) on occiput; thorax and gaster blackish. Appendages dark brownish.

Type Material

Holotype and II paratype workers: Chile, Prov. Coquimbo: Cerro Tololo, ca. 10 km W, 3 km S of Vicuna, 16 Oct. 1971 (J. H. Hunt, #439); holotype and most paratypes in Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History; two paratypes each in Museo de Historia Natural de Santiago and Museo de Zoologia.


L., incomptus, unadorned or simple, because of the reduced setation.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Shattuck S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112: i-xix, 1-241.
  • Snelling R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Revista Chilena de Entomología 9: 63-129.