Wang, W., 2006
So far A. wudangshanensis has been known only from the type series collected in the Wudangshan Nature Reserve, Hubei Province. The four specimens from the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve agree very well with the original description of Wang (2006, therein figs 1.2). Like the type series, the specimens were collected at mid elevation in an evergreen broad-leaved forest and A. wudangshanensis may be restricted to this habitat type. (Staab, 2015)
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
Wang (2006) - Similar to Aenictus thailandianus, but differs from the latter by the following characters: anterior border of clypeus clearly concave , subpetiolar process rectangular, and the whole pronotum shining with weakly microreticulate.
Keys including this Species
Hubei and Zhejiang Provinces, eastern China.
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: 32.06666667° to 32.06666667°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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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.
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.
Known only from the worker caste.
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- wudangshanensis. Aenictus wudangshanensis Wang, W. 2006: 637, figs. 1, 2 (w.) CHINA (Hubei).
- Type-material: holotype worker, 9 paratype workers.
- Type-locality: holotype China: Hubei Prov., Wudangshan Nature Reserve (32.4°N, 110.9°E), 8.viii.2004 (W. Wang); paratypes with same data.
- Type-depository: HINE.
- Status as species: Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 23; Staab, 2015: 141 (in key).
- Distribution: China.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype worker, 600 m, Wudangshan Nature Reserve (3214°N, 11019°E), Hubei Province, 8 Aug. 2004, WANG Wei leg. Paratypes: 9 workers, collected from the same nest of the holotype. Deposited in the Insect Collection, Hubei Institute for Nationalities, China .
The specific name refers to the type locality.
- Staab M (2015) Aenictus hoelldobleri sp. n., a new species of the Aenictus ceylonicus group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China, with a key to the Chinese members of the group. ZooKeys 516: 137–155 (doi:10.3897/zookeys.516.9927).
- Wang, W. 2006. [A new species of the genus Aenictus shuckard from China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).] In Chinese with English abstract. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 31(3): 637-639.
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Staab M., A. Schuldt, T. Assmann, H. Bruelheide, and A.M. Klein. 2014. Ant community structure during forest succession in a subtropical forest in South-East China. Acta Oecologia 61: 32-40.