Aenictus obscurus

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Aenictus obscurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. obscurus
Binomial name
Aenictus obscurus
Smith, F., 1865



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Aenictus obscurus for further details



Known only from the male caste.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • obscurus. Aenictus obscurus Smith, F. 1865: 79 (m.) NEW GUINEA.



  • Smith, F. 1865a. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects from the islands of Sumatra, Sula, Gilolo, Salwatty, and New Guinea, collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 8: 61-94 (page 79, male described)