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Species: Dorylus nigricans molestus   (Gerstäcker, 1859) 

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Dorylus nigricans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Anomma molesta Gerstäcker, 1859: 262 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Gerstäcker, 1862: 502.].
Menozzi, 1927a PDF: 264 (q.); Boven, 1972 PDF: 135 (q.); Wheeler, 1943 PDF: 322 (l.).
Combination in Dorylus (Anomma): Emery, 1895l PDF: 710.
Subspecies of Dorylus burmeisteri: Emery, 1892f PDF: 554.
Currently subspecies of Dorylus nigricans: Emery, 1895l PDF: 710; Stitz, 1911b: 375; Santschi, 1935b: 264.
Senior synonym of Dorylus antinorii: Emery, 1910b PDF: 12.
Material in copal: DuBois, 1998A: 137.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Afrotropical Region: Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in Acacia (fever tree) forest, 1 times found in primary forest habitat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times male collected together with workers directly from nest at 18.50 h, 2 times leaf litter, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Kakamega 2008 survey, leaf litter, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, 1 times queen collected together with workers from emigration trail at 19.50 h, 1 times on floor.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times winkler, 1 times hand collected, 1 times oil baiting 2 days, Transect 17 140m, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 28 160m.

Elevations: collected from 950 - 1739 meters, 1366 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Alaopone antinorii: casent0905735; syntype of Dorylus nigricans molestus: casent0911311, casent0911312

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