Aenictus fuscipennis

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

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (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.

Images from AntWeb

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Holotype of Aenictus fuscipennisMale (alate). Specimen code casent0907003. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


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

  • fuscipennis. Aenictus fuscipennis Forel, 1913k: 24 (m.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).
    • Type-material: holotype(?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Sumatra, Bahsoemboe, lowland, at light (H. v. Buttel-Reepen).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Status as species: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 15; Wilson, 1964a: 482; Bolton, 1995b: 59.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics