Anochetus bequaerti

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Anochetus bequaerti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. bequaerti
Binomial name
Anochetus bequaerti
Forel, 1913

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Anochetus bequaerti sam-hym-c002598b dorsal 1.jpg

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Benin, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

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

  • bequaerti. Anochetus bequaerti Forel, 1913b: 309 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Arnold, 1915: 104 (q.m.). Senior synonym of abstracta, estus, opaciventris: Brown, 1978c: 556.
  • abstracta. Anochetus bequaerti st. abstracta Santschi, 1914e: 12 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of bequaerti: Brown, 1978c: 556.
  • estus. Anochetus estus Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 98 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of bequaerti: Brown, 1978c: 556.
  • opaciventris. Anochetus opaciventris Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 98 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. Junior synonym of bequaerti: Brown, 1978c: 556.



  • Arnold, G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 1-159 (page 104, queen, male described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Stud. Entomol. 20: 549-638 (page 556, senior synonym of abstracta, esstus and opaciventris)
  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 309, worker described)