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Species: Dolichoderus attelaboides   (Fabricius, 1775) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Formica attelaboides Fabricius, 1775 PDF: 394 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Smith, 1858a PDF: 75 (q.m.); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 59 (m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1951 PDF: 178 (l.).
Combination in Dolichoderus: Lund, 1831a PDF: 130.
Senior synonym of Dolichoderus pulla: Kempf, 1969 PDF: 289; of Dolichoderus heterogaster, Dolichoderus imbecillus: MacKay, 1993b PDF: 35.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776

1. P. attelaboidesHNS Fabr.

Aus Brasilien (Novara, im M. C. Vienn. und in meiner Sammlung). Bei einem Exemplare im M. C. Vienn. ist die Notiz: „ In sumpfigen Gegenden, baut das Nest aus Mauleselmist auf Baeumen, " Leider sind mir noch keine [[ male ]] dieser Gattung bekannt.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in secondgrowth rainforest, 0 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in in forest, 2 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in 1� forest, 1 times found in Res. Flor., 1 times found in scrub forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times general collecting, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times along forest trail, 1 times nest in leaves in palm basket, 1 times foraging on tree, 1 times carton nest between leaves on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 1 times sweeping, 1 times litter sample, 0 times Manual sampling.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 400 meters, 114 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Dolichoderus attelaboides pulla: casent0911501; syntype of Dolichoderus imbecillus heterogaster: casent0911500

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