Aenictus pubescens

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Aenictus pubescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. pubescens
Binomial name
Aenictus pubescens
Smith, F., 1859

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (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.

  • pubescens. Aenictus pubescens Smith, F. 1859b: 10, pl. 2, fig. 17 (m.) INDIA (no state data,“Northern India”).
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: India: “Northern India” (no further data).
    • Type-depository: BMNH.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 41; Mayr, 1863: 394; Smith, F. 1871a: 336; Dalla Torre, 1893: 8; Forel, 1901a: 469; Bingham, 1903: 10; Emery, 1910b: 31; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 16; Wilson, 1964a: 483; Bolton, 1995b: 60; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 21.
    • Distribution: India.



  • Smith, F. 1859c. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VII. Dorylidae and Thynnidae. London: British Museum, 76 pp. (page 10, pl. 2, fig. 17 male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bharti H. 2011. List of Indian ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Halteres 3: 79-87.
  • 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