Aenictus latiscapus fumatus

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Aenictus latiscapus fumatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. latiscapus
Subspecies: A. latiscapus fumatus
Trinomial name
Aenictus latiscapus fumatus
Wheeler, W.M., 1927



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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

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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.

  • fumatus. Aenictus latiscapus var. fumatus Wheeler, W.M. 1927d: 1 (m.) CHINA (Fujian).
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: China: Amoy (S.F. Light).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Subspecies of latiscapus: Wheeler, W.M. 1930h: 57; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 16; Wilson, 1964a: 482; Xu, 1994a: 117; Bolton, 1995b: 59; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 23.
    • Distribution: China.



  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927d. Chinese ants collected by Professor S. F. Light and Professor N. Gist Gee. American Museum Novitates 255: 1-12 (page 1, male described)