Similar in size and overall habitus to Aenictus susanae, but with much scattered erect to semierect pilosity, instead of the dense reclinated setae present in that species. The series from Congo is almost bare and its colour light brown, but quite probably due to previous manipulation as other specimens of different species from the same sample present the same deterioration.
Due to the scarcity of material and the bad shape of the only series with three workers, Gomez (2022) decided to designate Holotype and Paratype from different localities as he had no reasonable doubt about their conspecificity.
Keys including this Species
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: 6° to 2°.
- Source: Gomez, 2022
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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|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.|
|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.|
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- xegi. Aenictus xegi Gómez, 2022: 40, figs. 2B, 24A-D, 25 (w.) GHANA.
- Holotype worker, GHANA: • nr. Kibi (Atewa Forest reservation) 27/03/1992 (Belshaw, R.). Primary forest (1w), Leaf litter [NHMUK012849243] The Natural History Museum.
- Paratype worker, CAMEROON: • Nkoemvon 02/06/1905 (Jackson, B.) (1w) [NHMUK012849246] The Natural History Museum.