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

Anochetus sedilloti sam-hym-c002796 profile 1.jpg

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Specimen labels



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 based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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. 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.

Type Material

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