Aenictus abeillei

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Aenictus abeillei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. abeillei
Binomial name
Aenictus abeillei
(André, 1886)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Only known from the queen caste.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • abeillei. Alaopone abeillei André, 1886: 855 (w.) ALGERIA.
    • Type-material: holotype queen.
    • [Note: Emery, 1901d: 43, points out that the holotype is a queen, not a worker as originally described.]
    • Type-locality: Algeria: Oran, Daya (André?).
    • Type-depository: MNHN.
    • Combination in Dorylus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 9;
    • combination in Dorylus (Shuckardia): Emery, 1895j: 740;
    • combination in Aenictus: Emery, 1901d: 43.
    • Junior synonym of Dorylus atriceps Shuckard: Emery, 1891b: 2; Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 172.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 9; Emery, 1895j: 740; Emery, 1901d: 43; Emery, 1904a: 111; Emery, 1910b: 31; Bolton, 1995b: 58.
    • Distribution: Algeria.



  • André, E. 1886a. Appendice aux fourmis. Pp. 854-859 in: André, Edm. 1881-1886. Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie. Tome Deuxième. Beaune: Edmond André, 919 + 48 pp. (page 855, queen described)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 58, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1891c. Exploration scientifique de la Tunisie. Zoologie. - Hyménoptères. Révision critique des fourmis de la Tunisie. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, iii + 21 pp. (page 2, provisional junior synonym of atriceps)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 740, Combination in Dorylus (Shuckardia), revived from synonymy)
  • Emery, C. 1901d. Note sulle Doriline. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 33: 43-56 (page 43, Combination in Aenictus)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1895. Le problème des Doryles (Hyménoptères). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 1895: lxxi-lxxiv.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.