Aenictus eugenii

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Aenictus eugenii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. eugenii
Binomial name
Aenictus eugenii
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Label

At a Glance • Ergatoid queen  


Santschi (1933) observed these ants tending Pseudococcus lilacinus, one of just a few rare records of an army ant associating with honeydew producing insects.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, South Africa (type locality), Swaziland.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • eugenii. Aenictus eugenii Emery, 1895i: 17, pl. 2, figs. 1-4 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Gotwald & Cunningham-Van Someren, 1976: 183 (q.). Senior synonym of kenyensis: Gotwald & Cunningham-Van Someren, 1976: 183. Current subspecies: nominal plus caroli, henrii.
  • kenyensis. Aenictus eugeniae var. kenyensis Santschi, 1933b: 100 (w.) KENYA. Junior synonym of eugenii: Gotwald & Cunningham-Van Someren, 1976: 183.