Aenictus philiporum Wilson

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 : 13

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6228540

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6228540

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scientific name

Aenictus philiporum Wilson
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Aenictus philiporum Wilson   HNS

(Figs 15-17, 28)

Aenictus philiporum Wilson   HNS , 1964: 473, fig. 74.

Types. Holotype worker and 5 paratype workers from Iron Range, Queensland ( MCZC, examined).

Diagnosis. Head capsule smooth posteriorly and weakly punctate between the frontal carinae and above the mandibular insertions; pronotum with large smooth areas dorsally and laterally, other areas micro-reticulate.

Worker Description. Mandible broad, triangular, with 6-9 widely spaced short teeth; anterior clypeal border broadly convex, even with or slightly posterior to anterior margin of frontal lobes; parafrontal ridges present; subpetiolar process weakly developed, broadly rounded anteriorly, flat posteriorly; head smooth laterally, remainder weakly to moderately punctate; posterior section of pronotum and entire mesonotum completely smooth to very weakly reticulate; anterior of pronotum, mesopleuron and entire propodeum weakly punctuate; body red-brown, head, antennae and legs lighter yellow-red.

Measurements. Worker (n = 10) - CI 88-94; HL 0.66-0.71; HW 0.59-0.67; MTL 0.47-0.57; ML 0.96- 1.06; SI 83-89; SL 0.52-0.59.

Material examined. Australia: Queensland: Claudie River, Iron Range (Monteith,G.) ( ANIC). Papua New Guinea: Morobe: Bulolo (Lowery,B.B.) ( ANIC).

Comments. This rare species has been collected only a limited number of times on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland and in eastern Papua New Guinea. Nothing is known concerning its biology.

MCZC

USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology

ANIC

Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra City, CSIRO, Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Aenictus