Aenictus mentu

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Aenictus mentu
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. mentu
Binomial name
Aenictus mentu
Weber, 1942

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Sudan (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Known only from the worker caste.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • mentu. Aenictus mentu Weber, 1942a: 40, fig. 2 (w.) SOUTH SUDAN.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated, “one colony”).
    • Type-locality: South Sudan (“Anglo-Egyptian Sudan”): Imatong Mts, 4.viii.1939, 4200 ft. No. 1436 (N.A. Weber).
    • Type-depository: MCZC.
    • Status as species: Weber, 1943c: 292; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: South Sudan.

Description

References

  • Weber, N. A. 1942b. New doryline, cerapachyine and ponerine ants from the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 44: 40-49 (page 40, fig. 2 worker 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.
  • Weber N. A. 1942. New doryline, cerapachyine and ponerine ants from the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 44: 40-49.
  • Weber N. A. 1943. The ants of the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 93: 263-389.