Aenictus wroughtonii species group

Jaitrong, Weeyawat & Ruangsittichai, Jiraporn, 2018, Two new species of the Aenictuswroughtonii species group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Dorylinae) from Thailand, ZooKeys 775, pp. 103-115: 103

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.775.26893

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scientific name

Aenictus wroughtonii species group
status

 

Aenictus wroughtonii species group  Figs 1A, 3A

Diagnosis.

(modified from Jaitrong and Yamane 2011). Head narrow, oval or elliptical; occipital margin lacking collar (distinct carina). Antenna short or long, comprising 10 segments; scape short, attaining mid-length of head or longer attaining or extending beyond the posterolateral corner of head. Anterior clypeal margin roundly convex with 5-10 denticles. Mandible triangular, with masticatory margin bearing 8-12 minute inconspicuous denticles in addition to a large apical tooth with a sharp apex; basal margin of mandible lacking denticles. Frontal carina short; parafrontal ridge feeble and incomplete. Mesosoma narrow and elongate. Legs very slender. Propodeal junction in profile angulate (Fig. 1A) or rounded (Fig. 3A). Subpetiolar process weakly developed or almost absent. Head and gaster entirely smooth and shiny. Body yellow, yellowish brown to dark brown; typhlatta spot absent.

Distribution.

Greece, Iran, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India, Sri Lanka, Southeast China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malay Peninsula (West Malaysia), Sumatra, Borneo (Sabah, Sarawak, and Brunei) and Philippines (Negros and Luzon) ( Aktaç et al. 2004, Jaitrong et al. 2010, Jaitrong and Yamane 2011, Sharaf et al. 2012, Staab 2014).

Currently valid names.

Aenictus arabicus  Sharaf & Aldawood, 2012, A. artipus  Wilson, 1964; A. biroi  Forel, 1907; A. camposi  Wheeler WM & Chapman, 1925; A. gutianshanensis  Staab, 2014, A. nuchiti  sp. n., A. rhodiensis  Menozzi, 1936, A. sagei  Forel, 1901; A. samungi  sp. n., A. stenocephalus  Jaitrong & Yamane, 2010; A. vieti  Jaitrong & Yamane, 2010; A. wroughtonii  Forel, 1890.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Aenictus