Aenictus alluaudi falcifer

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Aenictus alluaudi falcifer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. alluaudi
Subspecies: A. alluaudi falcifer
Trinomial name
Aenictus alluaudi falcifer
Santschi, 1924

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the male caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • falcifer. Aenictus alluaudi var. falcifer Santschi, 1924b: 203, fig. 6 (m.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo belge”): Beni to Lese (Murtala).
    • Type-depository: MRAC.
    • Subspecies of alluaudi: Bolton, 1995b: 59.
    • Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo.

Description

References

  • Santschi, F. 1924b. Descriptions de nouveaux Formicides africains et notes diverses. II. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 12: 195-224 (page 203, fig. 6 male described)