Aenictus raptor

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Aenictus raptor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. raptor
Binomial name
Aenictus raptor
Forel, 1913

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • raptor. Aenictus raptor Forel, 1913b: 314 (m.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: holotype(?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo: Katanga, Lubumbashi valley (Buttgenbach).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 754; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo.

Description

References

  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 314, 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.