Aenictus buttgenbachi

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Aenictus buttgenbachi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. buttgenbachi
Binomial name
Aenictus buttgenbachi
Forel, 1913

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (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

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Known only from males.. Table of castes known for all Afrotropical Aenictus species.

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

  • buttgenbachi. Aenictus buttgenbachi Forel, 1913b: 313 (m.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Type-material: holotype (?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Democratic Republic of Congo (“Congo belge”): Katanga, Lubumbashi valley (Buttgenbach).
    • Type-depository: MHNG (perhaps also MRAC).
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1914b: 68; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 751; Bolton, 1995b: 59.
    • Distribution: Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania.



  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 313, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.