Aenictus arya

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Aenictus arya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. arya
Binomial name
Aenictus arya
Forel, 1901

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Known only from the male caste.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • arya. Aenictus arya Forel, 1901a: 472 (m.) INDIA (Karnataka).
    • Type-material: holotype(?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: India: Kanara (Wroughton).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Status as species: Bingham, 1903: 8; Emery, 1910b: 30; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 14; Wilson, 1964a: 481; Bolton, 1995b: 58; Tiwari, 1999: 18; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 20.
    • Distribution: India.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Forel 1901. Page 472.
Forel 1901. Page 473.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Tiwari R. N. 1999. Taxonomic studies on ants of southern India (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India 18(4): 1-96.