Anochetus natalensis

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Anochetus natalensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. natalensis
Binomial name
Anochetus natalensis
Arnold, 1926

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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

  • natalensis. Anochetus natalensis Arnold, 1926: 215 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: 3 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Pietermaritzburg (C. Akerman).
    • Type-depository: SAMC.
    • Status as species: Brown, 1978c: 558, 603; Bolton, 1995b: 65.
    • Distribution: South Africa.



  • Arnold, G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 23: 191-295 (page 215, worker described)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1978c. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, tribe Ponerini, subtribe Odontomachiti. Section B. Genus Anochetus and bibliography. Stud. Entomol. 20: 549-638 (page 603, see also)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Annals of the South African Museum. 23: 191-295.