Dolichoderus are one of the most charming Australian ants with some very interesting body armour and sculpturing. In a recently published article, Steve Shattuck and Sharon Marsden have revised the Australian species of this genus. They raise two former subspecies to the species-level and describe nine new species, taking the Australian Dolichoderus species count to 27.
More pictures of Dolichoderus.
Read the article here.
Shattuck SO & Marsden S. 2013. Australian species of the ant genus Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3716: 101-143.