Anochetus madaraszi

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Anochetus madaraszi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. madaraszi
Binomial name
Anochetus madaraszi
Mayr, 1897

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Anochetus madaraszi.


Chen et al. (2019) - China: Anochetus madaraszi is similar to Anochetus graeffei , but can be separated from the latter by the following characters: head slight longer than broad (CI 90–92); mesonotum with transversely striate; petiolar node distinctly thick; first gastral tergite smooth and shining.

Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 32.6979° to 22.56666756°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.




Chen et al. (2019). Figure 4.


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

  • madaraszi. Anochetus (Anochetus) madaraszi Mayr, 1897: 424 (w.) SRI LANKA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Sri Lanka (“Ceylon”): Kalawewa (Madarász).
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Forel, 1900c: 61 (q.m.); Imai, et al. 1984: 5 (k.).
    • Status as species: Forel, 1900c: 61; Bingham, 1903: 43; Emery, 1911d: 109; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 40; Brown, 1978c: 557, 590; Bolton, 1995b: 65; Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013a: 142 (in key); Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 48; Chen, Yang & Zhou, 2019: 58 (redescription).
    • Distribution: China, India, Sri Lanka.



Chen et al. (2019) - TL 5.12–5.43, HL 1.35–1.39, HW 1.22–1.27, CI 90–92, SL 1.01– 1.04, SI 82–84, ED 0.23–0.25, PW 0.69–0.73, MSL 1.53–1.57, PL 0.031–0.33, PH 0.57–0.58, DPW 0.32–0.33, LPI 174–176, DPI 101–103 (n = 5).

In full-face view head slightly longer than broad, posterior margin strongly concave. Mandibles linear, gradually broadened apically; inner margin without denticles; apical portion with three distinct teeth. Antennae 12-segmented; scapes just reaching to posterior corners of head. Eyes large, maximum diameter wider than basal width of scape.

In lateral view mesosoma stout; pronotum convex. Promesonotal suture weakly concave dorsally. Metanotal groove in lateral view faintly impressed. Dorsum of propodeum straight, posterodorsal coner rounded. Petiole thick, distinctly higher than long, narrowing dorsally, dorsal apex narrowly rounded; anterior margin straight, posterior margin distinctly convex; subpetiolar process developed, subtriangular. Central dorsum of head and frontal lobes longitudinally striate, remainder of head smooth and shining. Pronotum and propodeal dorsum irregularly rugose. Mesonotum and propodeal declivity transversely striate. Propodeal sides obliquely striate. Mesopleuron smooth and shining. Petiole smooth and shining, basal area obliquely striate. Gaster smooth and shining.

Body dorsum with scattered suberect hairs and sparse decumbent pubescence; scapes and tibiae with dense decumbent pubescence. Body blackish brown to brown; antennae, legs yellowish brown.

Type Material

Indien, Coll. G. Mayr. Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna


  • n = 14, 2n = 28 (India) (Imai et al., 1984; Mariano et al., 2015).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brown Jr., W.L. 1978. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini, Subtribe Odontomachiti, Section B. Genus Anochetus and Bibliography. Studia Entomologia 20(1-4): 549-XXX
  • Brown W.L. Jr. 1978. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Studia Ent. 20(1-4): 549-638.
  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Chen Z., Z. Yang, and S. Zhou. 2019. Review of the ant genus Anochetus Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China, with revival of the valid status of Anochetus gracilis. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 68: 49–74.
  • Dias R. K. S. 2002. Current knowledge on ants of Sri Lanka. ANeT Newsletter 4: 17- 21.
  • Dias R. K. S. 2006. Current taxonomic status of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. The Fauna of Sri Lanka: 43-52. Bambaradeniya, C.N.B. (Editor), 2006. Fauna of Sri Lanka: Status of Taxonomy, Research and Conservation. The World Conservation Union, Colombo, Sri Lanka & Government of Sri Lanka. viii + 308pp.
  • Dias R. K. S., K. R. K. A. Kosgamage, and H. A. W. S. Peiris. 2012. The Taxonomy and Conservation Status of Ants (Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D.K. & S. Wijesundara Eds., Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. p11-19.
  • Emery C. 1911. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Ponerinae. Genera Insectorum 118: 1-125.
  • Forel A. 1900. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part VI. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 52-65.
  • Tiwari R.N., B.G. Kundu, S. Roychowdhury, S.N. Ghosh. 1999. Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Pp. 211-294 in: Director; Zoological Survey of India (ed.) 1999. Fauna of West Bengal. Part 8. Insecta (Trichoptera, Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Hymenoptera and Anoplura). Calcutta: Zoological Survey of India, iv + 442 pp.