Anochetus kanariensis

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Anochetus kanariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. kanariensis
Binomial name
Anochetus kanariensis
Forel, 1900

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Brown (1978) – A. kanariensis has a bright to dark red trunk and node, contrasting with the piceous or black gaster; the head may be red or infuscaled. In kanariensis, the front part of the petiolar nodal summit is more or less produced cephalad, and overhangs the anterior slope of the node, so that the slope is usually more or less distinctly concave. The types of Anochetus obscurior and Anochetus orientalis are black or nearly so, with partly ferruginous appendages, and the head· may be lighter brownish around the corners; the nodes of these forms are broadly rounded above, not noticeably produced anteriorly, and the anterior slope is straight or convex as seen from the side. In kanariensis, the first gastric tergum is coarsely and distinctly striate almost to the posterior margin, with coarse superimposed punctures, whereas in obscurior, at least, the punctures predominate, and the striae are indefinite or obsolete on the anterior first gastric tergum, while the posterior half of this tergum becomes more or less smooth and shining (satiny blue reflections on the gastric dorsum may often be seen in all 3 taxa).

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • kanariensis. Anochetus orientalis r. kanariensis Forel, 1900c: 62 (w.) INDIA. Raised to species: Bingham, 1903: 44. See also: Brown, 1978c: 594.

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

Description

Forel 1900d. Page 62.

References