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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Tribe: Dolichoderini
Genus: Diabolus
Karavaiev, 1926
Type species
Dolichoderus bifurcatus (junior synonym of Dolichoderus cuspidatus)

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Specimen Labels

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Dolichoderus (the senior synonym of Karawajewella).


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

  • DIABOLUS [junior homonym, see Karawajewella]
    • Diabolus Karavaiev, 1926d: 424 [as subgenus of Dolichoderus]. Type-species: Dolichoderus (Diabolus) bifurcatus (junior synonym of Polyrhachis cuspidatus), by original designation. [Junior homonym of Diabolus Gray, J.E. 1841: 400 (Mammalia).]
    • Karawajewella Donisthorpe, 1944b: 59, replacement name for Diabolus Karavaiev.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 86, Diabolus as junior homonym of Diabolus Gray, J.E. 1841:400 (Mammalia) [Homonym replaced by Karawajewella])
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1944b. Notes arising out of Mr. W. D. Hincks's review of Mr. Donisthorpe's "A list of the type-species of the genera and subgenera of the Formicidae". Entomol. Mon. Mag. 80: 59 (page 59, Replacement name is Karawajewella)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1926d. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. Treubia 8: 413-445 (page 424, Diabolus as subgenus of Dolichoderus)
  • Shattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21: 1-181 (page 66, Karawajewella is a junior synonym of Dolichoderus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1935c. Myrmecological notes. Psyche (Camb.) 42: 68-72 (page 68, Diabolus as subgenus of Dolichoderus)