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Subspecies: Dorylus nigricans molestus   (Gerstäcker, 1859) 


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Dorylus nigricans

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Anomma molesta Gerstäcker, 1859: 262 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “several”). Type-locality: Mozambique: Tette (Peters). Type-depository: MNHU. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Gerstäcker, 1862 PDF: 502; type-locality Mozambique from this reference.].
[Misspelled as modestus by Santschi, 1930a PDF: 56.].
Menozzi, 1927a PDF: 264 (q.); Raignier & Boven, 1955: 103 (q.); van Boven, 1972 PDF: 135 (q.); Wheeler, 1943 PDF: 322 (l.).
Combination in Dorylus (Anomma): Emery, 1895l PDF: 710.
Senior synonym of Dorylus stanleyi: Bernard, 1953b PDF: 218.
[Note: Bernard, 1953b PDF: 218, gives Dorylus stanleyi as senior synonym, but Dorylus nigricans molestus has priority.].
Status as species: Roger, 1861a PDF: 47; Roger, 1863b PDF: 21; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 395; Gerstäcker, 1871: 355.
Senior synonym of Dorylus antinorii: Emery, 1910b PDF: 12; Wheeler, 1922: 739; Bolton, 1995b: 179.
[Note: material in copal recorded by DuBois, 1998a: 137.].
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in Miombo woodland, 2 times found in Closed Miombo Woodland, 2 times found in Open Miombo woodland, 1 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in Acacia (fever tree) forest, 1 times found in Ground water forest, 1 times found in primary forest habitat.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times leaf litter, 3 times male collected together with workers directly from nest at 18.50 h, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Soil / Leaf Litter, 1 times queen collected together with workers from emigration trail at 19.50 h, 1 times on floor, 1 times Kakamega 2008 survey, leaf litter, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Pitfall trap, 3 times Hand collected, 2 times Winkler, 1 times oil baiting 2 days, Transect 17 140m, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 28 160m.

Elevations: collected from 272 - 1739 meters, 1300 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1878-08-01 and 2016-05-18

Type specimens: syntype of Alaopone antinorii: casent0905735; syntype of Dorylus nigricans molestus: casent0911311, casent0911312

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