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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Paraenictus
Wheeler, W.M., 1929
Type species
Aenictus silvestrii

Aenictus silvestrii casent0281953 p 1 high.jpg

Aenictus silvestrii casent0281953 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Aenictus.


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

  • PARAENICTUS [junior synonym of Aenictus]
    • Paraenictus Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 27 [as subgenus of Aenictus]. Type-species: Aenictus (Paraenictus) silvestrii, by monotypy.
    • Paraenictus junior synonym of Aenictus: Wilson, 1964: 444.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 147, Paraenictus as junior synonym of Aenictus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1929h. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Formosa, the Malay Peninsula and the Philippines. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 24: 27-64 (page 27, Paraenictus in Dorylinae)
  • Wilson, E. O. 1964a. The true army ants of the Indo-Australian area (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae). Pac. Insects 6: 427-483 (page 444, Paraenictus as junior synonym of Aenictus)