Aenictus bottegoi noctivagus

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Aenictus bottegoi noctivagus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. bottegoi
Subspecies: A. bottegoi noctivagus
Trinomial name
Aenictus bottegoi noctivagus
Santschi, 1913



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ethiopia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

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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.

  • noctivagus. Aenictus bottegoi st. noctivagus Santschi, 1913c: 303, fig. 1 (m.) ETHIOPIA.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: Ethiopia (“Abyssinia”) (no further data).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Subspecies of bottegoi: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 751; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: Ethiopia.



  • Santschi, F. 1913c. Glanures de fourmis africaines. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 302-314 (page 303, fig. 1 male described)