Aenictus gibbosus

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Aenictus gibbosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. gibbosus
Binomial name
Aenictus gibbosus
Dalla Torre, 1893

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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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Syntype of Aenictus gibbosusMale (alate). Specimen code casent0903750. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MSNG, Genoa, Italy.


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

  • gibbosus. Aenictus gibbosus Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 7 (m.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • [Note: this taxon is based on a specimen of A. certus Westwood, sensu Emery, 1889b: 486 (in text), misidentification.]
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Sumatra (no further data).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 30; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 15; Wilson, 1964a: 482; Bolton, 1995b: 59.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus ashaverus.



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 7, 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.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.