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Species: Dorylus helvolus   (Linnaeus, 1764) 

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See Also:

Dorylus helvolus_nr, Dorylus helvolus impressus, Dorylus helvolus pretoriae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

1 subspecies

Vespa helvola Linnaeus, 1764: 412 (m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Linnaeus, 1767 PDF: 968 (w.); Emery, 1888b PDF: 344 (q.).
Combination in Dorylus: Fabricius, 1793 PDF: 365.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Dorylus helvolus pretoriae.
See also: Arnold, 1915: 116.


Reference for Kenya if not type: Santschi 1914b


Caste of types: (m)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Emery, C., 1895:
- Cape-Town, Bloemfontein, Makapan, Hebron, [[ worker ]].

Santschi, F., 1914:
Mus. Ludov. Ulr., p. 412 (1764), [[male]] ( Vespa helvola ). - Fred; Smith, Cat. Hymenopt. Brit. Mus., vol. 6, p. 112 (1858),.[[worker]] [ Typhlopone punctata ). - Emery, apud P. Wystman, Genera Insectorum, Hymenopt. Formicidae, Dorylinae , fase. CII, p. 10 (1910), [[queen]], [[worker]],[[male]].
Afrique orientale anglaise: region du Kenya: foret entre Nyere et la riviere Amboni (alt. 1800 m., st. n° 52, fevr. 1912), 8 [[worker]] media et minorDistribution geographique. - Le Cap, Natal, Mozambique.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in grassland, 3 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in Afromontane forest edge

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 1 times W 1 large mixed sample, 1 times MW sample transect

Elevations: collected from 200 - 1750 meters, 1185 meters average

Type specimens:

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