Aenictus humeralis viridans

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Aenictus humeralis viridans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. humeralis
Subspecies: A. humeralis viridans
Trinomial name
Aenictus humeralis viridans
Santschi, 1915



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Benin (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 males.


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

  • viridans. Aenictus humeralis var. viridans Santschi, 1915c: 248 (m.) BENIN.
    • Type-material: 3 syntype males.
    • Type-locality: Benin (“Haut-Dahomey”): Kouandé (Desanti).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Subspecies of humeralis: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 753; Bolton, 1995b: 61.
    • Distribution: Benin.



  • Santschi, F. 1915c. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 84: 244-282 (page 248, male described)