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Species: Dorylus wilverthi   Emery, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Dorylus wilverthi Emery, 1899d PDF: 459, fig. (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[This name frequently misspelled as Dorylus wilwerthi, for example by Santschi, 1910c PDF: 352.].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in mature forest edge, 1 times found in at Makerere University Biological Field Station, 1 times found in Makerere Univeristy Biological Field Station, 1 times found in secondary forest habitat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on low veg., 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times search, 1 times male at light, 1 times male attracted to light, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 22 70m, 1 times sample.

Elevations: collected from 510 - 1650 meters, 805 meters average

Type specimens: not part of type series: rmcaent000017710; syntype of Dorylus nomadas: rmcaent000017713; syntype of Dorylus wilverthi: casent0903692, casent0903693, casent0905927; type of Dorylus nigritarsis: focol2978

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