Heteroponera dolo

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Heteroponera dolo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Heteroponerinae
Genus: Heteroponera
Species: H. dolo
Binomial name
Heteroponera dolo
(Roger, 1860)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Uruguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Dealate queen of H. dolo. Note that the first dorsal plate of thorax (pronotum) is enlarged. Photograph by Rodrigo Feitosa.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • dolo. Ponera dolo Roger, 1860: 293 (w.q.) BRAZIL. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976a: 44 (l.). Combination in Ectatomma (Acanthoponera): Mayr, 1862: 733; in Acanthoponera: Emery, 1906c: 112; in A. (Anacanthoponera): Wheeler, W.M. 1923e: 187; in Heteroponera: Brown, 1952h: 70. Senior synonym of aurea: Brown, 1958g: 195. See also: Kempf, 1962a: 33.
  • aurea. Acanthoponera dolo var. aurea Forel, 1913l: 203 (w.m.) ARGENTINA. Combination in A. (Anacanthoponera): Wheeler, W.M. 1923e: 187. Junior synonym of dolo: Brown, 1958g: 195.



  • n = 12, 2n = 24, karyotype = 22M+2A (Brazil) (Borges et al., 2004a).


  • Borges, D. S.; Mariano, C. S. F.; Delabie, J. H. C.; Pompolo, S. G. 2004a. Notes écologiques et tude cytogénetique de la fourmi neotropicale Heteroponera dolo (Roger, 1861) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Heteroponerinae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 109(3): 257-261 PDF (page 257-261, karyotype described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1952k. Heteroponera Mayr reinstated (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 59: 70 (page 70, Combination in Heteroponera)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958g. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. II. Tribe Ectatommini (Hymenoptera). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 118: 173-362 (page 195, Senior synonym of aurea)
  • Emery, C. 1906c [1905]. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XXVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 37: 107-194 (page 112, Combination in Acanthoponera)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1962b. Miscellaneous studies on neotropical ants. II. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 5: 1-38 (page 33, see also)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 733, Combination in Ectatomma (Acanthoponera))
  • Roger, J. 1860. Die Ponera-artigen Ameisen. Berl. Entomol. Z. 4: 278-312 (page 293, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1964b. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae: supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 57: 443-462 (page ??, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1923f. Ants of the genera Myopias and Acanthoponera. Psyche (Camb.) 30: 175-192 (page 187, Combination in A. (Anacanthoponera))