Aenictus spathifer

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Aenictus spathifer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. spathifer
Binomial name
Aenictus spathifer
Santschi, 1928



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

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.

  • spathifer. Aenictus spathifer Santschi, 1928h: 119, fig. 1 (m.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Sumatra, Brastagi (J.B. Corporaal).
    • Type-depository: unknown (not recorded as present in NHMB by Baroni Urbani, 1977e: 65-68).
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 17; Wilson, 1964a: 483; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).



  • Santschi, F. 1928h. Fourmis de Sumatra, récoltées par Mr. J. B. Corporaal. Tijdschr. Entomol. 71: 119-140 (page 119, fig. 1 male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Santschi F. 1928. Fourmis de Sumatra, récoltées par Mr. J. B. Corporaal. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 71: 119-140.