Aenictus westwoodi

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Aenictus westwoodi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. westwoodi
Binomial name
Aenictus westwoodi
Forel, 1901

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • westwoodi. Aenictus ambiguus var. westwoodi Forel, 1901a: 469 (m.) INDIA (no state data, “Inde septentrionale”).
    • Type-material: holotype(?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: India: Inde septentrionale (Wroughton).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Subspecies of ambiguus: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 14; Wilson, 1964a: 481.
    • Status as species: Bingham, 1903: 10; Emery, 1910b: 31; Xu, 1994a: 117; Bolton, 1995b: 61; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 23; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 21.
    • Distribution: China, India.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Forel 1901. Page 469.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Karmaly K. A.; S. Sumesh, T. P. Rabeesh, and L. Kishore. 2010. A checklist of ants of Thirunelli in Wayanad, Kerala. J. of the Bombay Natural History Society 107(1): 64-67.
  • Li Z.h. 2006. List of Chinese Insects. Volume 4. Sun Yat-sen University Press
  • Xu Z. 1994. A taxonomic study of the ant subfamily Dorylinae China (Hymenoptera Formicidae Ponerinae). Journal of Southwest Forestry College 14(2): 115-122