Old World driver ants: Dorylinae, Dorylini
- Dorylus acutus
- 60 additional described species
CharacteristicsDorylus is characterized by the following derived traits (Bolton 2003):
- Distal margin of labrum not concave/cleft medially
- Propodeal spiracle subtended by a longitudinal impression
- Abdominal segments V-VII with strongly differentiated presclerites
- Pygidium large, flattened to concave dorsally, lateral margin armed with a pair of teeth or short spines
- Queen with bursa copulatrix permanently open
- Queen hypopygium hypertrophied and bilobate posteriorly
- Male submarginal cell of forewing extremely elongate
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Perfil'eva, K. S. 2002. Wing venation in army ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and its importance for phylogeny. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 81 (10): 1239-1250.
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