Sharaf et al. (2017) - Anochetus sedilloti is a member of the A. sedilloti species group as defined by Brown (1978). It is characterized by moderate body size, large eyes, subtruncate or broadly rounded petiolar nodes, well-developed body sculpture, and pubescence which either is decumbent or appressed.
Keys including this Species
- Key to Anochetus of India
- Key to Anochetus of the Mediterranean and Middle East
- Key to Arabian Anochetus
- Key to the Anochetus Species of Asia, Melanesia and the Pacific Region
- Key to the Anochetus of Africa, Spain and Madagascar
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- sedilloti. Anochetus sedilloti Emery, 1884a: 377, fig. (w.) TUNISIA. Forel, 1907b: 202 (m.); Santschi, 1907: 325 (m.). Senior synonym of indicus: Brown, 1978c: 559 (see also p. 594).
- indicus. Anochetus sedilloti var. indicus Forel, 1900c: 61 (w.q.m.) INDIA. Junior synonym of sedilloti: Brown, 1978c: 559.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Sharaf et al. (2017) - EL 0.32, HL 1.46, HW 1.27, MDL 0.76, ML 1.66, PNH 0.55, PNL 0.33, PNW 0.40, PW 0.73, SL 1.00, TL 5.00; Indices: CI 87, EI 25, MDI 52, PNI 167, SI 79. (casent0907413).
Head: Posterior margin of head deeply emarginate; eyes rounded, relatively large (EI 25) with about 25 ommatidia in the longest row; scapes when laid back from their insertions just reaching median part of posterior margin of head.
Mesosoma: Promesonotum flat, sloping back to feeble metanotal groove; propodeal dorsum about 1.5 3 of declivity length, both making an obtuse angle in profile. Petiole: With a rounded node and higher than propodeum in profile. Sculpture: Cephalic surface and mandibles smooth and shining, with area between frontal carinae finely striate; mesosoma and petiole finely and irregularly costulate; gaster smooth and shining. Pilosity: Cephalic surface with abundant appressed pubescence; mesosoma bare except for three to four pairs of setae on promesonotum; first gastral tergite bare, remaining gastral tergites with few scattered long setae; entire gastral surface with abundant appressed pubescence. Colour: Head, mandibles, antennae, and legs orange, mesosoma and petiole red, gaster dark brown.
Sharaf et al. (2017) - (w.) Tunisia. Palearctic. Syntype worker. Tunisia, Gabes Gafsa road, casent0903976 (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa) [image examined].
- Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Stud. Entomol. 20: 549-638 (page 559, senior synonym of indicus)
- Emery, C. 1884a. Materiali per lo studio della fauna Tunisina raccolti da G. e L. Doria. III. Rassegna delle formiche della Tunisia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 21[=(2)(1): 373-384 (page 377, fig. worker described)
- Forel, A. 1907e. Fourmis nouvelles de Kairouan et d'Orient. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 51: 201-208 (page 202, male described)
- Santschi, F. 1907. Fourmis de Tunisie capturées en 1906. Rev. Suisse Zool. 15: 305-334 (page 325, male described)
- Sharaf, M.R., Monks, J., Aldawood, A.S., Polaszek, A. 2017. Anochetus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Arabian Peninsula, with description of a new species from Oman. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119, 78–89 (DOI: 10.4289/0013-87220.127.116.11)