Aenictus rhodiensis

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Aenictus rhodiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. rhodiensis
Binomial name
Aenictus rhodiensis
Menozzi, 1936

Identification

A member of the wroughtonii group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 37.71731° to 37.71731°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece (type locality), Iran, Israel, Turkey.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Nomenclature

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

  • rhodiensis. Aenictus rhodiensis Menozzi, 1936d: 266, fig. I (w.) GREECE (Rhodes I.).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “numerous examples”).
    • Type-locality: Greece: Rhodes I., Cattavia, 1.iv.1924 (C. Menozzi).
    • Type-depository: IEUB.
    • Status as species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 52; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 264; Kugler, J. 1988: 256; Bolton, 1995b: 60; Aktaç, Radchenko & Kiran, 2004: 362; Petrov, 2006: 82 (in key); Legakis, 2011: 3; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 462; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 3; Sharaf, Aldawood & El Hawagry, 2012b: 47 (in key); Borowiec, L. 2014: 7; Lebas, et al. 2016: 124; Jaitrong & Ruangsittichai, 2018: 113 (in key); Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2018: 3; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c: 42.
    • Distribution: Greece, Israel, Turkey.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2012. Ants of Greece - Checklist, comments and new faunistic data (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus 23(4): 461-563.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2018. Notes on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Samos Island, Greece. Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom Entomology 27: 1-13.
  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Ghahari H., C. A. Collingwood, M. Havaskary, H. Ostovan, and N. Samin. 2011. A contribution to the knowledge of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Arasbaran biosphere reserve and vicinity, Northwestern Iran. Jordan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 7(3): 558-563.
  • Radchenko A.G.; H. Alipanah. 2004. The first record of the subfamily Aenictinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Iran. Vestnik Zoologii 38(4):75-78.
  • Salata S., and L. Borowiec. 2018. Taxonomic and faunistic notes on Greek ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom Entomology 27: 1-51.