Aenictus luteus

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Aenictus luteus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. luteus
Binomial name
Aenictus luteus
Emery, 1892

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • luteus. Aenictus luteus Emery, 1892d: 568, pl. 15, figs. 11, 12 (m.) SIERRA LEONE.
    • [Note: in the original description Emery says, “deux exemplaires de Sierra-Leone”, but Emery, 1895j: 747, gives the type-locality as Ghana (Goldküste).]
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 8; Emery, 1895j: 747; Emery, 1910b: 32; Santschi, 1920d: 373; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 753; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus moestus.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1892f [1891]. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 60: 553-574 (page 568, pl. 15, figs. 11, 12 male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Emery C. 1892. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886. Formicides. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 60: 553-574.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004