Aenictus steindachneri

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Aenictus steindachneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. steindachneri
Binomial name
Aenictus steindachneri
Mayr, 1901

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Known only from the worker caste.


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

  • steindachneri. Aenictus steindachneri Mayr, 1901b: 2 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Orange Free State, Reddersburg (H. Brauns).
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1904a: 111; Emery, 1910b: 31; Santschi, 1914b: 69; Arnold, 1915: 139; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 754; Bolton, 1995b: 60; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 201.
    • Distribution: Kenya, South Africa.



  • Mayr, G. 1901b. Südafrikanische Formiciden, gesammelt von Dr. Hans Brauns. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 16: 1-30 (page 2, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1915. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part I. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14: 1-159.
  • Borowiec M. L. 2016. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dorylinae (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 608: 1–280.