Anochetus risii

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

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Specimen Labels



Brown (1978) – Ferruginous yellow in color, with pale yellow legs; the pronotum is striate or rugulose in front and around the sides of the disc, but the center of the disc is smooth and shining. In A. risii and related species, the dorsal inner margin of the mandible is nearly straight and is edentate with a smooth margin, the preapical angle tends to be acute and is directed somewhat apicad as well as mesad, and the intercalary tooth of the apical trio is reduced and situated far out on the ventral apical tooth near its apex, which may thus appear furcate in young specimens. In older specimens, the intercalary tooth may be worn to a nub, or broken off, and scarcely detectable. A representative worker from Kusang, China has HL 1.62, HW 1.44, ML 1.19, scape L 1.58, eye L 0.28 mm; CI 89, MI 73.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia.
Oriental Region: Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • risii. Anochetus risii Forel, 1900c: 60 (w.) CHINA (Hong Kong).
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1927h: 84 (m.); Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 8 (q.).
    • Senior synonym of taiwaniensis: Chen, Yang & Zhou, 2019: 64.
  • taiwaniensis. Anochetus taiwaniensis Terayama, 1989a: 26, figs. 1-6 (w.) TAIWAN.
    • Junior synonym of risii: Chen, Yang & Zhou, 2019: 64.

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


Forel 1900d. Page 60.