Aenictus grandis

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Aenictus grandis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. grandis
Binomial name
Aenictus grandis
Bingham, 1903

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Myanmar (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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 grandisMale (alate). Specimen code casent0902692. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMUK, London, UK.


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

  • grandis. Aenictus grandis Bingham, 1903: 11, fig. 9 (m.) MYANMAR.
    • Type-material: syntype males (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: Myanmar (“Lower Burma”): Toungoo (Hauxwell).
    • Type-depository: BMNH (perhaps also OXUM).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 30; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 15; Collingwood, 1962: 224; Wilson, 1964a: 482; Xu, 1994a: 116; Bolton, 1995b: 59; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 23.
    • Distribution: China, India, Myanmar.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood C. A. 1962. Some ants (Hym. Formicidae) from north-east Asia. Entomologisk Tidskrift 83: 215-230.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Li Z.h. 2006. List of Chinese Insects. Volume 4. Sun Yat-sen University Press
  • Xu Z. 1994. A taxonomic study of the ant subfamily Dorylinae China (Hymenoptera Formicidae Ponerinae). Journal of Southwest Forestry College 14(2): 115-122