Acanthognathus lentus

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This species nests in rotten wood.

Acanthognathus lentus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Acanthognathus
Species: A. lentus
Binomial name
Acanthognathus lentus
Mann, 1922

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Specimen Label


Fossae on posterior half of dorsum or head large, mostly contiguous or separated by single, simple longitudinal rugulae (Honduras; may be only a coarsely-sculptured variant of Acanthognathus ocellatus).

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil, Guyana, Honduras (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • lentus. Acanthognathus lentus Mann, 1922: 34, fig. 16 (w.q.) HONDURAS. See also: Brown & Kempf, 1969: 95; Kempf, 1975a: 412; Bolton, 2000: 16.



  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 65: 1-1028 (page 16, see also)
  • Brandão, C. R. F. 1991. Adendos ao catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 35: 319-412 (page 322, catalogue)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr.; Kempf, W. W. 1969. A revision of the neotropical dacetine ant genus Acanthognathus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche (Camb.) 76: 87-109 (page 95, redescription of worker and queen)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 9, catalogue)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1975a [1974]. Report on Neotropical Dacetine ant studies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Biol. 34: 411-424 (page 412, taxonomy, distribution)
  • Mann, W. M. 1922. Ants from Honduras and Guatemala. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. 61: 1-54 PDF (page 34, fig. 16 worker, queen described)