Aenictus grandis

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Aenictus grandis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. grandis
Binomial name
Aenictus grandis
Bingham, 1903

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Myanmar (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • grandis. Aenictus grandis Bingham, 1903: 11, fig. 9 (m.) MYANMAR.
    • Type-material: syntype males (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Myanmar (“Lower Burma”): Toungoo (Hauxwell).
    • Type-depository: BMNH (perhaps also in OXUM).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 30; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 15; Collingwood, 1962: 224; Wilson, 1964a: 482; Xu, 1994a: 116; Bolton, 1995b: 59; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 23.
    • Distribution: China, India, Myanmar.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 11, fig. 9 male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood C. A. 1962. Some ants (Hym. Formicidae) from north-east Asia. Entomologisk Tidskrift 83: 215-230.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Li Z.h. 2006. List of Chinese Insects. Volume 4. Sun Yat-sen University Press
  • Xu Z. 1994. A taxonomic study of the ant subfamily Dorylinae China (Hymenoptera Formicidae Ponerinae). Journal of Southwest Forestry College 14(2): 115-122