Aenictus icarus incautus

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Aenictus icarus incautus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. icarus
Subspecies: A. icarus incautus
Trinomial name
Aenictus icarus incautus
Forel, 1911



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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Countries Occupied

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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.

  • incautus. Aenictus icarus var. incauta Forel, 1911b: 198 (m.) INDONESIA (Java).
    • Type-material: holotype(?) male.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Java, Semarang, at light (E. Jacobson).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [Misspelled as incanta by Chapman & Capco, 1951: 15.]
    • Subspecies of icarus: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 15; Wilson, 1964a: 482; Bolton, 1995b: 59.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Java).



  • Forel, A. 1911b. Ameisen aus Java beobachtet und gesammelt von Herrn Edward Jacobson. II. Theil. Notes Leyden Mus. 33: 193-218 (page 198, male described)