Aenictus moebii

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Aenictus moebii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. moebii
Binomial name
Aenictus moebii
Emery, 1895

Aenictus moebii casent0903757 p 1 high.jpg

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 6.63333° to 6.63333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ivory Coast, Togo (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. Table of castes known for all Afrotropical Aenictus species.

Images from AntWeb

Aenictus moebii casent0903757 p 2 high.jpgAenictus moebii casent0903757 p 3 high.jpg
Syntype of Aenictus moebiiMale (alate). Specimen code casent0903757. 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.

  • moebii. Aenictus moebii Emery, 1895j: 747, fig. NN (m.) TOGO.
    • Type-material: holotype male.
    • Type-locality: Togo: Bismarckburg (R. Büttner).
    • Type-depository: MNHU.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1910b: 32; Santschi, 1910g: 754; Santschi, 1920d: 369; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 754; Bolton, 1995b: 60.
    • Distribution: Ivory Coast, Togo.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus pudicus, sankisianus.



  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 747, fig. NN 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.
  • Emery C. 1895. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 8: 685-778.
  • Emery C. 1910. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dorylinae. Genera Insectorum 102: 1-34.