Aenictus levior (Karavaiev) Shattuck, S. O., 2008

Shattuck, S. O., 2008, Review of the ant genus Aenictus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia with notes on A. ceylonicus (Mayr)., Zootaxa 1926, pp. 1-19 : 17

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6228550

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6228550

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/4CD045D2-00DC-7405-1CD1-894DACD6A2D8

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Christiana

scientific name

Aenictus levior (Karavaiev)
status

n. stat.

Aenictus levior (Karavaiev)   HNS , n. stat.

Eciton (Aenictus) impressus var. levior Karavaiev   HNS , 1926: 425 (junior synonym of A. aratus   HNS : Wilson, 1964: 446; new status as full species).

Types. Worker syntypes from Buru Island, Indonesia (not examined).

Comments. Aenictus   HNS material from Indonesia is uncommon in collections and drawing conclusions on the species involved is difficult. However, it would appear that levior   HNS is a valid species and not a junior synonym of aratus   HNS as suggested earlier. Morphologically this species has a head shape similar to aitkenii   HNS (relatively broad) but the scape is shorter. However, this analysis is based on limited material and should be considered tentative until additional specimens become available. Material referable to this species has been examined from Sumatra, Indonesia, peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak, Malaysia.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Aenictus