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Species: Dolichoderus quadripunctatus   (Linnaeus, 1771) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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

Taxonomic history

Latreille, 1802a PDF: 179 (q.); Mayr, 1855 PDF: 379 (w.q.m.)
Combination in Hypoclinea: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 379.
Combination in Dolichoderus: Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 455.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Turkey
    Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine
  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 Robledal, 2 times found in wooden fence, 2 times found in Port of entry, 2 times found in walnut tree in open, 1 times found in mixed forest habitat, 1 times found in Robedal/Castañar, 1 times found in walnut tree, forest edge, 1 times found in mountain deciduous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times on tree, 3 times on shrubs, 2 times on trunk, 1 times in branch, arboreal, 1 times ground forager, 1 times forager, 1 times Dentro rama seca en suelo, 1 times branch on ground, 1 times attracted to light at night, 1 times Agalla, 1 times walnut tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times search, 3 times Hand, 3 times Manual catch.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 750 meters, 405 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1899-06-15 and 2020-08-14

Type specimens: Nontype: casent0745213, casent0745214

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