Aenictus formosensis Forel

Staab, Michael, 2015, Aenictushoelldobleri sp. n., a new species of the Aenictusceylonicus group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China, with a key to the Chinese members of the group, ZooKeys 516, pp. 137-155: 143-144

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.516.9927

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Aenictus formosensis Forel
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Formicidae

Aenictus formosensis Forel   Figs 2B, 4E

Non-type material examined.

Four workers from CHINA, Zhejiang Province, Gutianshan National Nature Reserve, ca. 30 km NW of Kaihua, 29°14'28"N / 118°6'37"E, 413 m asl, 30.VII.2008, pitfall trap in secondary mixed evergreen broad-leaved forest, leg. Andreas Schuldt, label: “CSP8/SE” (1 each in CASC: CASENT0914928 and IZAS).

Distribution.

Taiwan, Zhejiang (Fig. 6B).

Remarks.

This is the first record of Aenictus formosensis   from the Chinese mainland. Aenictus formosensis   has been described and illustrated in detail by Jaitrong and Yamane (2013, therein fig. 7 A–C), who revived the species from synonymy under Aenictus ceylonicus   . The four examined specimens collected in the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve agree very well with the material from Taiwan illustrated in Jaitrong and Yamane (2013) except that in one specimen the faces and the dorsum of the pronotum are very superficially reticulate but still shiny.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Aenictus