Anochetus testaceus

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Anochetus testaceus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. testaceus
Binomial name
Anochetus testaceus
Forel, 1893

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Lesser Antilles.

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Regional Notes

Puerto Rico

Wheeler (1908): Several colonies nesting under stones in the shade of trees along the dry arroyos on the higher part of the island (Monte Resaca). The number of individuals in a colony varies from about thirty to one hundred. The cocoons are long and slender like those of Leptogenys.



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

  • testaceus. Anochetus (Stenomyrmex) emarginatus r. testaceus Forel, 1893g: 356 (w.m.) ANTILLES. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1952c: 646 (l.). Raised to species: Brown, 1978c: 559 (see also p. 610).



  • 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 559, raised to species)
  • Forel, A. 1893j. Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent, récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1893: 333-418 (page 356, worker, male described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1952c. The ant larvae of the subfamily Ponerinae - Part II. Am. Midl. Nat. 48: 604-672 (page 646, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1908a. The ants of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 24: 117-158.