Aenictus bobaiensis

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Aenictus bobaiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. bobaiensis
Binomial name
Aenictus bobaiensis
Zhou & Chen, 1999

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Specimen Label


A member of the pachycerus group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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.




Known only from the worker caste.


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

  • bobaiensis. Aenictus bobaiensis Zhou & Chen, 1999: 64, figs. 1, 2 (w.) CHINA (Guangxi).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype China: Guangxi; paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depository: GNUC.
    • Status as species: Zhou, 2001b: 63; Wang, W. 2006: 637 (in key); Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 22; Jaitrong & Wiwatwitaya, 2013: 99 (in key).
    • Distribution: China, Vietnam.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Jaitron W., and D. Wiwatwitaya. 2013. Two new species of the Aenictus pachycerus species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Aenictinae) from southeast Asia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61(1): 97-102.
  • Staab M., A. Schuldt, T. Assmann, H. Bruelheide, and A.M. Klein. 2014. Ant community structure during forest succession in a subtropical forest in South-East China. Acta Oecologia 61: 32-40.
  • Zhou S.-Y. and Chen Z. 1999. The ant genus Aenictus Shuckard from Guangxi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Guangxi Sciences 6(1): 63-64.