Aenictus fuscovarius

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Aenictus fuscovarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. fuscovarius
Binomial name
Aenictus fuscovarius
Gerstäcker, 1859

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique (type locality), Senegal.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Known only from the male caste.


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

  • fuscovarius. Aenictus fuscovarius Gerstäcker, 1859: 262 (m.) MOZAMBIQUE. [Also described as new by Gerstäcker, 1862: 501.] Current subspecies: nominal plus laetior, magrettii, sagittarius.



  • Gerstäcker, A. 1862. Hymenoptera Hautflügler. Pp. 439-526 in: Peters, W. C. H. Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique auf Befehl seiner Majestät des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt. Berlin: G. Reimer, 21 + 566 (page 501, also described as new)