Aenictus porizonoides

AntWiki: The Ants --- Online
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Aenictus porizonoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. porizonoides
Binomial name
Aenictus porizonoides
Walker, 1860

Aenictus porizonoides casent0902689 p 1 high.jpg

Aenictus porizonoides casent0902689 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb



Known only from the male caste.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • porizonoides. Enictus porizonoides Walker, 1860: 306 (m.) SRI LANKA.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: Sri Lanka: (no further data) (F. Walker).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • [Misspelled as porozonoides by Smith, F. 1871a: 336.]
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 394; Smith, F. 1871a: 336; Donisthorpe, 1932b: 576; Bolton, 1995b: 60; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 21.
    • Senior synonym of greeni: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 576; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: India, Sri Lanka.
  • greeni. Aenictus greeni Bingham, 1903: 11 (m.) SRI LANKA.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Sri Lanka: (no further data) (Green).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 30; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 15; Wilson, 1964a: 482.
    • Junior synonym of porizonoides: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 576; Bolton, 1995b: 59.



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1932b. On the identity of some ants from Ceylon described by F. Walker. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(9): 574-576 (page 576, senior synonym of greeni)
  • Walker, F. 1860. Characters of some apparently undescribed Ceylon insects. [part]. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 3(5): 304-311 (page 306, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Chapman, J.W. and S.R. Capco. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monographs of the Institute of Science and Technology (Manila) 1: 1- 327
  • Dad J. M., S. A. Akbar, H. Bharti, and A. A. Wachkoo. 2019. Community structure and ant species diversity across select sites ofWestern Ghats, India. Acta Ecologica Sinica 39: 219–228.
  • Dias R. K. S. 2002. Current knowledge on ants of Sri Lanka. ANeT Newsletter 4: 17- 21.
  • Dias R. K. S. 2006. Current taxonomic status of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. The Fauna of Sri Lanka: 43-52. Bambaradeniya, C.N.B. (Editor), 2006. Fauna of Sri Lanka: Status of Taxonomy, Research and Conservation. The World Conservation Union, Colombo, Sri Lanka & Government of Sri Lanka. viii + 308pp.
  • Dias R. K. S. 2013. Diversity and importance of soil-dweeling ants. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Soil Biodiversity, chapt 4, pp 19-22.
  • Dias R. K. S., K. R. K. A. Kosgamage, and H. A. W. S. Peiris. 2012. The Taxonomy and Conservation Status of Ants (Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D.K. & S. Wijesundara Eds., Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. p11-19.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.