Taxonomy of the genus Dilobocondyla: a call for specimens (Tom Fayle)

Dilobocondyla are infrequently encountered arboreal ants that nest in both living and dead wood. The first species was described as Atta didita by Francis Walker in 1859, while the genus itself was not described until 1910 by Felix Santschi. Since then the total number of described species has reached ten. The last review of the genus was carried out in 1924 by William Morton Wheeler and a new review is long overdue. I am planning to start work on this when I return from my next field season in September this year and I would be very grateful if anyone who has material in this genus would be willing to loan it to me.

I can be contacted at:

Tom Fayle
Research Student
Insect Ecology Group
University Museum of Zoology
Department of Zoology
University of Cambridge
Tel: 01223 331768
Fax: 01223 336676

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