Anochetus sedilloti

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Anochetus sedilloti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. sedilloti
Binomial name
Anochetus sedilloti
Emery, 1884

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Specimen labels

Synonyms

Nothing is known about the biology of Anochetus sedilloti.

Identification

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

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Chad, Eritrea, Kenya, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Senegal.
Oriental Region: India.
Palaearctic Region: Tunisia (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • sedilloti. Anochetus sedilloti Emery, 1884a: 377, fig. (w.) TUNISIA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: Tunisia: Gabes (Léveillé or Sédillot), Tunisia: Gafsa (Léveillé or Sédillot).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Forel, 1907b: 201 (m.); Santschi, 1907: 325 (m.).
    • Status as species: André, 1885: 834; Emery, 1891b: 2; Dalla Torre, 1893: 48; Forel, 1900c: 61; Bingham, 1903: 42; Forel, 1907b: 201; Santschi, 1907: 325; Emery, 1909c: 376; Santschi, 1910f: 233; Emery, 1911d: 109; Santschi, 1923e: 267; Santschi, 1930a: 55; Santschi, 1934b: 33; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 41; Ceballos, 1956: 295; Brown, 1978c: 559, 594; Collingwood, 1978: 75 (in key); Collingwood, 1985: 237; Bolton, 1995b: 65; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 309; Tiwari, 1999: 19; Kugler & Ionescu, 2007: 296 (in key); Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013a: 142 (in key); Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 219; Borowiec, L. 2014: 8; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 48; Sharaf, Monks, et al. 2017: 83; Madl, 2019: 16.
    • Senior synonym of indicus: Brown, 1978c: 559; Bolton, 1995b: 65.
    • Distribution: Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia.
  • indicus. Anochetus sedilloti var. indicus Forel, 1900c: 61 (w.q.m.) INDIA (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka).
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated), 1 syntype queen, syntype males (number not stated).
    • Type-localities: India: Bombay (Wroughton), Poona (Wroughton), Guzerath (Wroughton), Coonoor (Daly), Bhavnagar (Rothney), Vehar Lake, nr Bombay (Rothney), Ahmedeagar (Heim), and Karwar, Kanara (Aitken).
    • Type-depository: MHNG (pehaps also in BMNH).
    • Subspecies of sedilloti: Emery, 1911d: 110; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 41.
    • Junior synonym of sedilloti: Brown, 1978c: 559; Bolton, 1995b: 64.

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

Description

Worker

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.

Type Material

Sharaf et al. (2017) - (w.) Tunisia. Palearctic. Syntype worker. Tunisia, Gabes Gafsa road, casent0903976 (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa) [image examined].

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Brown W.L. Jr. 1978. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Studia Ent. 20(1-4): 549-638.
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