Aenictus wudangshanensis

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Aenictus wudangshanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. wudangshanensis
Binomial name
Aenictus wudangshanensis
Wang, W., 2006

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Specimen Labels

So far A. wudangshanensis has been known only from the type series collected in the Wudangshan Nature Reserve, Hubei Province. The four specimens from the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve agree very well with the original description of Wang (2006, therein figs 1.2). Like the type series, the specimens were collected at mid elevation in an evergreen broad-leaved forest and A. wudangshanensis may be restricted to this habitat type. (Staab, 2015)

Identification

Wang (2006) - Similar to Aenictus thailandianus, but differs from the latter by the following characters: anterior border of clypeus clearly concave , subpetiolar process rectangular, and the whole pronotum shining with weakly microreticulate.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Hubei and Zhejiang Provinces, eastern China.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • wudangshanensis. Aenictus wudangshanensis Wang, W. 2006: 637, figs. 1, 2 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Holotype worker, 600 m, Wudangshan Nature Reserve (3214°N, 11019°E), Hubei Province, 8 Aug. 2004, WANG Wei leg. Paratypes: 9 workers, collected from the same nest of the holotype. Deposited in the Insect Collection, Hubei Institute for Nationalities, China .

Etymology

The specific name refers to the type locality.

References