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Species: Dorylus nigricans sjoestedti   Emery, 1899 

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Dorylus nigricans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Dorylus nigricans sjoestedti Emery, 1899d PDF: 461 (w.) CAMEROUN. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Wasmann, 1916b PDF: 136.
Currently subspecies of Dorylus nigricans: Wheeler, 1922: 741.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wheeler, W. M., 1922:
Three large workers from Faradje, Niangara, and Medje, taken from the stomachs of toads (Bwfo regularis and B. superciliaris) and a frog (Rana occipitalis); also a large series of workers from Farad je (Lang and Chapin).
This form closely resembles subspecies burmeisteri varietymolestus (Gerstaecker) in having the inferoposterior angles of the petiole prolonged outward as distinct tubercles, but is readily distinguished by having the head of the larger workers (7 to 12.5 mm.) opaque instead of shining and that of the smaller workers elongate.
An interesting account of the habits of rubellus and sjoestedti has been published by Sjostedt.1

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in rainforest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 4 times EC31 yellow pan trap

Elevations: collected from 320 - 640 meters, 510 meters average

Type specimens: not part of type series: rmcaent000017706, rmcaent000017708; syntype of Dorylus nigricans sjoestedti: casent0915645

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