Welcome to the new AntWeb!

We here at AntWeb have been busy working on our newest (and most ambitious) version of the site - and there are lots of great new things! Which means there are lots of changes (don't worry, they're all for the best).

And we've put together a handy little guide to show you all the new features and enhancements - why don't you have a quick look to check out all the new features and enhancements?

No thanks
Current View: Global: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print: . Accessed

· For web:

Genus: Dolichoderus   Lund, 1831 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Extant: 131 species, 20 subspecies

Fossil: 47 species

Dolichoderus Lund, 1831a PDF: 130 . Type-species: Formica attelaboides, by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Dolichoderus in Dolichoderidae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Dolichoderus in Dolichoderinae: Forel, 1878c PDF: 386 [Dolichoderidae]; Emery & Forel, 1879a: 455 [Dolichoderidae]; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 156; Forel, 1895b PDF: 107 [Dolichoderidae]; Emery, 1895l PDF: 771; Forel, 1895f PDF: 462; Forel, 1899B: 98; Wheeler, 1910a: 142.
Genus Dolichoderus references
Roger, 1863b: 10, 14, 15 (Dolichoderus, Hypoclinea, Monacis catalogues); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 407, 423 (Dolichoderus, Hypoclinea catalogues); Mayr, 1865: 9 (Dolichoderus, Hypoclinea diagnoses); Mayr, 1867a PDF: 75 (Hypoclinea diagnosis); Mayr, 1868c PDF: 54 (*Baltic Amber species key); Mayr, 1870b PDF: 955 (Hypoclinea species key); Mayr, 1876 PDF: 79 (Australia species key); André, 1882b: 225 (Europe & Algeria species); Mayr, 1886d PDF: 435 (U.S.A. species key); Cresson, 1887 PDF: 258 (U.S.A. catalogue); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 156 (catalogue); Forel, 1895f PDF: 462 (India & Sri Lanka species key); Bingham, 1903 PDF: 292 (India, Sri Lanka & Burma species key); Wheeler, 1905g PDF: 306 (North America species key); Emery, 1913a PDF: 7 (diagnosis, subgenera key, catalogue); Emery, 1913a PDF: 9, 10 (Dolichoderus (Monacis), Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea), catalogues); Mann, 1916 PDF: 460 (Brazil Dolichoderus (Dolichoderus) species key); Wheeler, 1922: 688 (subgenera key); Clark, 1930b PDF: 253 (Australia Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) species key); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 333 (North America Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) species key); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 181 (Asia checklist); Kempf, 1959c: 230 (Monacis, all species revision, key); Wheeler, J. 1963: 149 (U.S.A., North Dakota species key); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 249 (diagnosis); Kempf, 1969 PDF: 292 (Neotropical Dolichoderus (Dolichoderus) species key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 98, 118, 141 (Neotropical Dolichoderus, Hypoclinea, Monacis, catalogues); Kempf, 1972g PDF: 253 (Monacis species, additions to 1959a key); Smith, 1979: 1415 (North America catalogue); Taylor & Brown, 1985: 93 (Australia catalogue); Taylor, 1987a PDF: 24 (Australia, New Caledonia checklist); Harada, 1987 PDF: 602 (Monacis species key); Lattke, 1987b PDF: 263 (Neotropical Dolichoderus bispinosus group, key); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 78 (synoptic classification); Johnson, 1989a PDF: 5 (U.S.A. species key); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 17 (synoptic classification); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 340, 347, 356 (Neotropical catalogue); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 66 (diagnosis, review of genus); MacKay, 1993b PDF: 17 (New World, all species revision, key); Radchenko, 1994b: 112 (South Siberia species key); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 39 (catalogue); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 172 (catalogue); Wu & Wang, 1995a: 120 (China species key); Xu, 1995a PDF: 34 (China species key); Shattuck, 1999: 68 (Australia synopsis); Xu, 2001B PDF: 356 (China species key); Zhou, 2001A PDF: 153 (China, Guangxi species key); Dill, 2002 PDF: 21, 30 (southeast Asia species groups key, Dolichoderus cuspidatus group revision, key); Dlussky & Rasnitsyn, 2003 PDF: 416 (diagnosis for impression fossils); Dlussky, 2002A PDF: 54 (Baltic & Rovno amber species); Dlussky, 2008C PDF: 509 (Europe Eocene amber species key); Heterick, 2009 PDF: 45 (south-western Australia species key); Ortega-De Santiago & Vásquez-Bolaños, 2012 PDF: 1008 (Mexico species key); Shattuck & Marsden, 2013 PDF: 104 (Diagnosis, Australia species key, revision).

Taxon Page Images:

Her nest disturbed by the photographer, a Dolichoderus attelaboides worker stands guard. Morretes, Paraná, Brazil.
Image © Alex Wild.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-22 05:02:00 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-22 04:59:41 Zach Lieberman modified Images

(-1 examples)

See something amiss? Send us an email.
Enlarge Map