Dolichoderus sibiricus

Hymenoptera On-Line


Dolichoderus sibiricus



Dolichoderus sibiricus


Dolichoderus sibiricus

Japanese Name


Original Reference

Emery, C. (1889) Intorno ad alcune formiche della fauna paleartica. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (2) 7 [27]: 439-443.


Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) quadripunctatus sibiricus Emery (Emery, 1889) , Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) quadripunctatus yoshiokae Wheeler (Wheeler, 1933) , Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) abietis Kono & Sugihara (Kono & Sugihara, 1939) , Dolichoderus (Hypoclinea) quadripunctatus japonicus Yoshioka (Yoshioka, 1939) , Dolichoderus sibiricus Yasumatsu (Yasumatsu, 1941) , Hypoclinea sibirica Emery (Myrmecologists Society (Japan), 1988) ,


Total body length of workers around 3 mm. Head and gaster black; mesosoma and petiole reddish brown. First and second gastral tergites each with a pair of bilateral yellowish white spots, which vary in size and shape. Legs, antennae and mandibles reddish brown to yellowish brown. Head, mesosoma and petiole densly covered with large punctures. Anterior margin of clypeus weakly convex medially. Mandibles triangular, with 2 apical teeth followed by 7 or 8 small denticles. Antennal scapes exceeding posterior margin of head. Viewed laterally, the pro- and mesonota convex; metanotal groove distinct. Posterodorsal corner of propodeum produced posteriorly; posterior propodeal margin convex in profile. Petiole with a distinct node, its apex tilted anteriorly. Head and gaster with scattered hairs; mesosoma without hairs.


This species nests in dead tree trunks or branches, and is distributed from the lowlands to mountainous regions. Alates fly from nests during August (Sonobe, 1984). See Yasumatsu (1941) for synonymic information.


Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Yaku I.; Siberia, Mainland China, Korean Peninsula.


  • Sonobe, R. (1984). Ants living in forest. . Insect (Kontyu-Aiko-Kai, Tochigi-ken), 35, 1-7. .
  • Yasumatsu, K. (1941). On the ants of the genus Dolichoderus of Angaran element from the Far East (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). . Kontyu, 14, 177-183. .
  • Intorno ad alcune formiche della fauna paleartica. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (2) 7 [27]: 439-443.
  • Kono, H. & Y. Sugihara (1939). Die Formiciden im Tannen- und Fichtenwald im Japan. . Trans. Kansai Ent. Soc. , (8), 8-14. .
  • Myrmecological Society of Japan, Editorial Committee (ed.) (Ed.). (1988). A list of the ants of Japan with common Japanese names. The Myrmecological Society of Japan, Tokyo.
  • Wheeler, W. M. (1933). New ants from China and Japan. Psyhe 40: 65-67.


Original text and English translation by Mamoru Terayama and Masao Kubota, edited by Kazuo Ogata and Robert W. Taylor.