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Species: Dolichoderus bidens   (Linnaeus, 1758) 

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Dolichoderus bidens albatus, Dolichoderus bidens attenuata, Dolichoderus bidens attenuatus, Dolichoderus bidens bahiana, Dolichoderus bidens bahianus, Dolichoderus bidens cogitans, Dolichoderus bidens ferruginea, Dolichoderus bidens ferrugineus, Dolichoderus bidens inferior, Dolichoderus bidens spuria, Dolichoderus bidens spurius

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Formica bidens Linnaeus, 1758 PDF: 581 (w.) "AMERICA MERIDIONALI". Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 707; Kempf, 1972b PDF: 119; in Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea): Emery, 1894d PDF: 228; in Dolichoderus: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 157; Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 77.
Senior synonym of Dolichoderus perditor: Roger, 1862b PDF: 285; of Dolichoderus auromaculatus: Emery, 1894d PDF: 234; of Dolichoderus attenuatus, Dolichoderus bahiana: MacKay, 1993b PDF: 40.


Neotropical Region: Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in 1¡ forest, 1 times found in secondgrowth rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times strays, 1 times River edge second growth and highly degraded forest. Workers in carton nest; sev, 1 times Ticoporo Forest Reserve. Dense second growth with few larger trees. Strays., 2 times general collecting, 1 times tall forest, high leaf litter decomposition, 1 times carton nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times search, 1 times Foraging on tree, 1 times Ground forager, 1 times Hand, 1 times litter sample.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 525 meters, 247 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Dolichoderus bidens attenuatus: casent0909460; syntype of Dolichoderus bidens bahiana: casent0911503

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