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Species: Dorylus conradti   Emery, 1895 

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Dorylus conradti berlandi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

1 subspecies

Dorylus (Alaopone) conradti Emery, 1895l PDF: 734, pl. 16, figs. 1-4; pl. 17, figs. 7-10 (w.q.) TOGO. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus Dorylus conradti berlandi.


Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Santschi, F., 1926:
Differe du type (d'apres sa description) par sa couleur plus foncee, d'un jaune brunatre, ou brun jaunatre. Tete plus allongee, son bord posterieur plus profondement echancre. Le sillon frontal est large- ment interrompu. La dent sous petiolaire spiniforme. Pilosite du gastre extremement courte. Le dessus du mesoepinotum est aussi sculpte et submat que le pronotum chez les grandes ouvrieres de 7,5 mm. avec l'intervalle des points lisse vers les sutures. Pour le reste comme chez le type.
Cote d'Ivoire Bingerville (L. Berland) Recue melangee a Dorylus spininodis Em. avec cette mention: Nuisible au semis d'Alaea guineensis.

Wheeler, W. M., 1922:
Five soldiers and ten smaller workers from Niangara (Lang and Chapin), taken from the stomach of a frog (Hemisus marmoratum), agree perfectly with Emery's description and figures of the types from Togo, except that the largest workers measure only 4.5 to 5 mm., whereas Emery's specimens attained a length of (3.5 mm. The soldier is easily recognized by the coarsely punctate thorax and the very elongate head, which, with the closed mandibles, is nearly twice as long as broad.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mature wet forest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 1 times search, 1 times D5 0m, oil baiting, 1. collection 2 days, 1 times F1 60m, oil baiting, 1. collection 4 days

Elevations: collected from 1530 - 1603 meters, 1566 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Dorylus conradti: casent0903712, casent0903713, casent0903714

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