Anochetus pellucidus

AntWiki: The Ants --- Online
Anochetus pellucidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. pellucidus
Binomial name
Anochetus pellucidus
Emery, 1902

Anochetus pellucidus casent0010779 profile 1.jpg

Anochetus pellucidus casent0010779 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 6.15° to -2.30921°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Cameroun (type locality), Central African Republic, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb

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.




Images from AntWeb

Anochetus pellucidus casent0178260 head 1.jpgAnochetus pellucidus casent0178260 profile 1.jpgAnochetus pellucidus casent0178260 dorsal 1.jpgAnochetus pellucidus casent0178260 label 1.jpg
Worker. Specimen code casent0178260. Photographer April Nobile, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by LACM, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


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

  • pellucidus. Anochetus pellucidus Emery, 1902c: 33 (w.) CAMEROON.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Cameroon: (no further data) (L. Conradt).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1911d: 109; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 792; Santschi, 1923e: 267; Bernard, 1953b: 211; Brown, 1978c: 558, 605; Bolton, 1995b: 65; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 219.
    • Senior synonym of aurifrons: Brown, 1978c: 558; Bolton, 1995b: 65.
    • Distribution: Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria.
  • aurifrons. Anochetus pellucidus var. aurifrons Santschi, 1910c: 351 (w.) CONGO.
    • Type-material: 2 syntype workers.
    • Type-locality: Congo (“Congo français”): Brazzaville (A. Weiss).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Subspecies of pellucidus: Emery, 1911d: 108; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 792.
    • Junior synonym of pellucidus: Brown, 1978c: 558; Bolton, 1995b: 63.



  • 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 558, senior synonym of aurifrons)
  • Emery, C. 1902c. Note mirmecologiche. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 6: 22-34 (page 33, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Abera-Kalibata A. M., C. S. Gold, R. G. Van Driesche, and P. E. Ragama. 2007. Composition, distribution, and relative abundance of ants in banana farming systems in Uganda. Biological Control 40: 168-178.
  • 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.
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Majer J. D. 1976. The ant mosaic in Ghana cocoa farms: further structural considerations. Journal of Applied Ecology 13: 145-155.
  • Medler J. T. 1980: Insects of Nigeria - Check list and bibliography. Mem. Amer. Ent. Inst. 30: i-vii, 1-919.
  • Santschi F. 1910. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 78: 349-400.
  • Taylor B. 1976. Ants of the Nigerian Forest Zone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). I. Ponerinae, Cerapachyinae, Pseudomyrmecinae. Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria Technical Bulletin Series 4: 1-41.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004