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Dorylus 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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