Aenictus alluaudi

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Aenictus alluaudi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. alluaudi
Binomial name
Aenictus alluaudi
Santschi, 1910

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -0.1° to -20.16667°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya (type locality), Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Known only from males.. Table of castes known for all Afrotropical Aenictus species.

Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Aenictus alluaudiMale (alate). Specimen code casent0911415. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • alluaudi. Aenictus bottegoi var. alluaudi Santschi, 1910g: 754, fig. 10 (m.) KENYA.
    • Type-material: 5 syntype males.
    • Type-localities: Kenya (“Afrique orientale anglaise”): 4 males Victoria-Nyanza, Kisoumou, ix.1904 (Ch. Alluaud), 1 male Nairobi (Wa-Kikougou), ix.1904 (Ch. Alluaud).
    • Type-depositories: MNHN, NHMB.
    • Subspecies of bottegoi: Santschi, 1914b: 67; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 751; Santschi, 1935b: 266.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1924b: 203; Bolton, 1995b: 58; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 201.
    • Distribution: Kenya, Zimbabwe.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus falcifer.



  • Santschi, F. 1910g. Nouveaux dorylines africains. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 737-759 (page 754, fig. 10 male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1924b. Descriptions de nouveaux Formicides africains et notes diverses. II. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 12: 195-224 (page 203, raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Baroni Urbani C. 1977. Katalog der Typen von Formicidae (Hymenoptera) der Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel (2. Teil). Mitt. Entomol. Ges. Basel (n.s.) 27: 61-102.
  • Hita Garcia F., E. Wiesel, G. Fischer. 2013. The ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—faunal overview, first species checklist, bibliography, accounts for all genera, and discussion on taxonomy and zoogeography. Journal of East African Natural History 101: 127-222.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Santschi F. 1935. Hymenoptera. I. Formicidae. Mission Scientifique de l'Omo 2: 255-277.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004