Anoplolepis opaciventris

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Anoplolepis opaciventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Anoplolepis
Species: A. opaciventris
Binomial name
Anoplolepis opaciventris
(Emery, 1899)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Gabon (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.

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.



Images from AntWeb

Anoplolepis opaciventris casent0905136 p 2 high.jpg
Syntype of Anoplolepis opaciventrisQueen (alate/dealate). Specimen code casent0905136. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.


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

  • opaciventris. Plagiolepis opaciventris Emery, 1899e: 492 (in text) (q.) GABON.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype queens.
    • Type-locality: Gabon: (no further data).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Combination in Plagiolepis (Anoplolepis): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 934;
    • combination in Anoplolepis (Anoplolepis): Emery, 1925b: 18.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 934; Emery, 1925b: 18; Bolton, 1995b: 67; Bolton, 2003: 267.
    • Distribution: Congo, Gabon.