Aenictus hottai

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Aenictus hottai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Aenictinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. hottai
Binomial name
Aenictus hottai
Terayama & Yamane, 1989

Aenictus hottai, together with its close relative Aenictus yamanei, are the only known members of the A. hottai species group. Both are probably restricted to Sundaland (south-east Asia) and inhabit lowland primary rainforests.



This taxon was described from Indonesia (Sumatra).

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

  • hottai. Aenictus hottai Terayama & Yamane, 1989: 598, figs. 1, 2 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra). See also: Wiwatwitaya & Jaitrong, 2011: 559.



The following references are based on the 2007 CD version of the New General Catalogue.

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 59, catalogue)
  • Terayama, M.; Yamane, S. 1989. The army ant genus Aenictus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Sumatra, with descriptions of three new species. Jpn. J. Entomol. 57: 597-603 (page 598, figs. 1, 2 worker described)

Additional References

  • Terayama, M. & S. Yamane. 1989. The ant genus Aenictus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Sumatra, with descriptions of three new species. Japanese Journal of Entomology, 57, 597-603.
  • Wiwatwitaya, D. & Jaitrong, W. 2011. The Army Ant Aenictus hottai (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Aenictinae) and Related Species in Southeast Asia, with a Description of a New Species. Sociobiology, 58, 557-565.
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