Aenictus aitkenii Forel

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 : 16

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6228546

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6228546

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/781DEA1A-3E2F-FF4F-026E-930F1A916EB8

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Christiana

scientific name

Aenictus aitkenii Forel
status

 

Aenictus aitkenii Forel   HNS , rev. stat.

Aenictus aitkenii Forel   HNS , 1901: 475 (junior synonym of A. aratus   HNS by Wilson, 1964: 446; revised status as valid species). Aenictus aratus var. asiatica Forel   HNS , 1911: 453 (junior synonym of aratus   HNS by Wilson, 1964: 446; removed from synonymy with A. aratus   HNS , new synonym of A. aitkenii   HNS ).

Types. Aenictus aitkenii   HNS : Worker syntypes from Kanara, Thana and Travancore, India (not examined). Aenictus aratus var. asiatica   HNS : Worker syntype from Sri Lanka (not examined).

Comments. This species is similar to A. aratus   HNS (with which it has been treated as a junior synonym) and A. nesiotis   HNS but differs in having a broader head (CI> 87 versus CI <88 in nesiotis   HNS ), and broader and more bulbous petiole and postpetiole (both are narrower in aratus   HNS and nesiotis   HNS ). The scape is also relatively longer than in the others (SI> 115 versus SI <115). It is similar to levior   HNS in the shape of the head but differs in having longer scapes. This species is so far known only from India and Sri Lanka.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Aenictus