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Species: Dorylus bequaerti   Forel, 1913 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Dorylus bequaerti Forel, 1913b PDF: 311 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: Katanga, Sankisia (Bequaert). Type-depositories: MHNG, NHMB. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Wheeler, 1922: 43, 730; Bolton, 1995b: 178.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269

Dorylus bequaerti ForelHNS

I refer to this species, originally taken by Dr. Bequaert at Sankisia in the Katanga, numerous workers from two colonies, one taken by Mr. Lang at Banana, the other by Dr. Bequaert at Pasaconde near Zambi "in galleries under ground and in a fallen trunk of Hyphaene." The largest workers of the former colony are only 4 mm. long and therefore somewhat smaller than those seen by Forel (5 mm.) and the color is paler. They are probably not the largest workers of the colony. The largest individuals taken by Dr. Bequaert are fully 5 mm. long and darker in color. The head is deeply and broadly excavated behind and has straight, subparallel sides; the first funicular joint is distinctly longer than broad, the remaining joints, except the last, broader than long, and the petiole is also slightly broader than long. The whole body is evenly and sharply punctate, the punctures on the gaster somewhat smaller but very distinct. The large workers are rich ferruginous red, with somewhat paler gaster; the smaller workers are decidedly paler, like those taken by Mr. Lang at Banana.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected at 670 m

Collect Date Range: collected on 1915-07-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Dorylus bequaerti: casent0905917

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