Aenictus moebii

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Aenictus moebii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. moebii
Binomial name
Aenictus moebii
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ivory Coast, Togo (type locality).

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.

  • moebii. Aenictus moebii Emery, 1895j: 747, fig. NN (m.) TOGO.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Togo: Bismarckburg (R. Büttner).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 32; Santschi, 1910g: 754; Santschi, 1920d: 369; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 754; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: Ivory Coast, Togo.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus pudicus, sankisianus.



  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 747, fig. NN 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. 1895. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 8: 685-778.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.