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Species: Dorylus wilverthi   Emery, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Dorylus (Anomma) wilverthi Emery, 1899d PDF: 459, fig. (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated, “numerous examples”). Primary type locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: Leopoldville (= Kinshasa) (Wilverth) (by restriction of Wheeler, 1922: 742). Primary type depository: MSNG (perhaps also in MRHN). Type notes: Other syntype locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: Unangi (Wilverth). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as wilwerthi by Forel, 1909b PDF: 51; Santschi, 1910c PDF: 352, and others.]
Forel, 1909b PDF: 51 (m.); Raignier & Boven, 1955: 86 (q.), 115 (m.); Wheeler, 1943 PDF: 321 (l.).
Status as species: Emery, 1901l PDF: 185; Wasmann, 1904b PDF: 674; Forel, 1909b PDF: 51, 70; Stitz, 1910: 128; Santschi, 1910c PDF: 352; Santschi, 1912b PDF: 155 (in key); Forel, 1912k PDF: 177; Forel, 1913b PDF: 311; Forel, 1913i PDF: 348; Forel, 1916 PDF: 402; Stitz, 1916: 373; Wheeler, 1922: 48, 742; Santschi, 1939c PDF: 7; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1984a PDF: 268; Raignier & Boven, 1955: 58 (redescription), 86 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 181; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 204.
Senior synonym of Dorylus nigritarsis: van Boven, 1972 PDF: 144; Bolton, 1995b: 181.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in Secondary forest in rehab, 2 times found in Secondary Forest, 1 times found in mature forest edge, 1 times found in secondary forest habitat, 1 times found in at Makerere University Biological Field Station, 1 times found in Makerere Univeristy Biological Field Station.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times Foraging on ground, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on low veg., 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times ex. bushes.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Hand collected, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times search, 1 times male at light, 1 times male attracted to light, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 22 70m, 1 times sample, 1 times Japanese umbrella.

Elevations: collected from 510 - 2330 meters, 1420 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1949-09-03 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-23 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: not part of a type series: rmcaent000017710; syntype of Dorylus nomadas: rmcaent000017713; syntype of Dorylus wilverthi: casent0903692, casent0903693, casent0905927; type of Dorylus nigritarsis: focol2978

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