Aenictus batesi

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Aenictus batesi
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aenictus decolor)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: Aenictus batesi
Forel, 1911

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Aenictus decolor.


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

  • batesi. Aenictus batesi Forel, 1911e: 255 (w.) NIGERIA. Junior synonym of decolor: Gotwald & Leroux, 1980: 600.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 58, catalogue)
  • Forel, A. 1911g. Die Ameisen des K. Zoologischen Museums in München. Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Kl. K. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. Münch. 11: 249-303 (page 255, worker described)
  • Gotwald, W. H., Jr.; Leroux, J. M. 1980. Taxonomy of the African army ant, Aenictus decolor (Mayr), with a description of the queen (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 82: 599-608 (page 600, junior synonym of decolor)