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Species: Dolichoderus quadripunctatus   (Linnaeus, 1771) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica quadripunctata Linnaeus, 1771: 541 (w.) GERMANY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Latreille, 1802a: 179 (q.); Mayr, 1855 PDF: 379 (w.q.m.).
Combination in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 379; in Dolichoderus: Emery & Forel, 1879: 455; in Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea): Emery, 1894d PDF: 229.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Dolichoderus quadripunctatus kratochvili.
Senior synonym of Dolichoderus unicolor: Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 72.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Palearctic bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO


Mostly deciduous forests, nests in wood


no records during last 50 years

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38

Dolichoderus quadripunctatusHNS (Linnaeus, 1771)

Material: 1 Ç, Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests, Talysh GoogleMaps (37°42'19'N, 48°53'14'E), 66 m asl, 6.VII.2008, leg. Omid Paknia GoogleMaps.

Remarks: The genus Dolichoderus LundHNS comprises more than 130 species, distributed in all zoogeographic realms except Africa and Madagascar. Only one species, D. quadripunctatusHNS, is known from the western Palaearctic. Its range covers central and southern Europe, central and southern parts of eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Anatolia, southwest Siberia, and the Tien-Shan range in Central Asia and China. This genus is new to Iran

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Unknown, 3 times found in deciduous forest, 2 times found in wooden fence, 2 times found in Port of entry, 2 times found in Robledal, 2 times found in walnut tree in open, 1 times found in pastures with Ficus trees, 1 times found in walnut tree near river, 1 times found in city, 1 times found in pine forest and roadsides, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times on tree, 3 times on shrubs, 2 times on trunk, 1 times walnut tree, 1 times Ramas, 1 times on wooden fence, 1 times on window, 1 times on trunk of tree, 1 times on promegrante, 1 times on olive tree, 1 times on leave, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 16 times search, 3 times Hand, 3 times Manual catch.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 750 meters, 424 meters average

Type specimens:

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