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A member of the [[Aenictus_species_groups#Aenictus_pachycerus_group|pachycerus group]]. Head capsule smooth posteriorly and weakly punctate between the frontal carinae and above the mandibular insertions; pronotum with large smooth areas dorsally and laterally, other areas micro-reticulate.
 
A member of the [[Aenictus_species_groups#Aenictus_pachycerus_group|pachycerus group]]. Head capsule smooth posteriorly and weakly punctate between the frontal carinae and above the mandibular insertions; pronotum with large smooth areas dorsally and laterally, other areas micro-reticulate.
  
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==Distribution==
 
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==Biology==
 
==Biology==
 
A colony from Bandong was found running in file during the late afternoon in midmountain rain forest. The workers wer carrying brood consisting of half-grown larvae; thus the colony is interpreted as being in the nomadic phase. Three ''Pheidole'' soldiers, representing at least 2 species, were retrieved from the mandibles of the the workers. (Wilson 1964)
 
A colony from Bandong was found running in file during the late afternoon in midmountain rain forest. The workers wer carrying brood consisting of half-grown larvae; thus the colony is interpreted as being in the nomadic phase. Three ''Pheidole'' soldiers, representing at least 2 species, were retrieved from the mandibles of the the workers. (Wilson 1964)
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==Castes==
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Known only from the worker caste.
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[[File:Wilson 1964 Army Ant fig 64-75.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Wilson 1964 Army Ant fig 64-75]]
  
 
==Nomenclature==
 
==Nomenclature==
 
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*''<span style='color:red;font-weight:bold;'>philiporum.</span> Aenictus philiporum'' Wilson, 1964a: 473, fig. 74 (w.) AUSTRALIA. See also: Shattuck, 2008c: 13.
 
*''<span style='color:red;font-weight:bold;'>philiporum.</span> Aenictus philiporum'' Wilson, 1964a: 473, fig. 74 (w.) AUSTRALIA. See also: Shattuck, 2008c: 13.
 
[[File:Wilson 1964 Army Ant fig 64-75.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Wilson 1964 Army Ant fig 64-75]]
 
Holotype worker and 5 paratype workers from Iron Range, Queensland ({{MCZC}}).
 
 
===Description===
 
Mandible broad, triangular, with 6–9 widely spaced short teeth; anterior clypeal border broadly convex, even with or slightly posterior to anterior margin of frontal lobes; parafrontal ridges present; subpetiolar process weakly developed, broadly rounded anteriorly, flat posteriorly; head smooth laterally, remainder weakly to moderately punctate; posterior section of pronotum and entire mesonotum completely smooth to very weakly reticulate; anterior of pronotum, mesopleuron and entire propodeum weakly punctuate; body red-brown, head, antennae and legs lighter yellow-red.
 
 
Measurements. Worker (n = 10) - CI 88–94; HL 0.66–0.71; HW 0.59–0.67; MTL 0.47–0.57; ML 0.96–1.06; SI 83–89; SL 0.52–0.59.
 
  
 
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Mandible broad, triangular, with 6–9 widely spaced short teeth; anterior clypeal border broadly convex, even with or slightly posterior to anterior margin of frontal lobes; parafrontal ridges present; subpetiolar process weakly developed, broadly rounded anteriorly, flat posteriorly; head smooth laterally, remainder weakly to moderately punctate; posterior section of pronotum and entire mesonotum completely smooth to very weakly reticulate; anterior of pronotum, mesopleuron and entire propodeum weakly punctuate; body red-brown, head, antennae and legs lighter yellow-red.
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Measurements. Worker (n = 10) - CI 88–94; HL 0.66–0.71; HW 0.59–0.67; MTL 0.47–0.57; ML 0.96–1.06; SI 83–89; SL 0.52–0.59.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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*Shattuck, S.O. 2008 Review of the ant genus ''Aenictus'' (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia with notes on ''A. ceylonicus'' (Mayr). Zootaxa 1926, 1–19.
*Bolton, B. 1995b.  A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 60, catalogue)
 
*Shattuck, S.O. (2008) Review of the ant genus ''Aenictus'' (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia with notes on ''A. ceylonicus'' (Mayr). Zootaxa 1926, 1–19.
 
 
*Wilson, E. O. 1964a.  The true army ants of the Indo-Australian area (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae). Pac. Insects 6: 427-483 (page 473, fig. 74 worker described)
 
*Wilson, E. O. 1964a.  The true army ants of the Indo-Australian area (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae). Pac. Insects 6: 427-483 (page 473, fig. 74 worker described)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:41, 28 November 2018

Aenictus philiporum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Aenictus
Species: A. philiporum
Binomial name
Aenictus philiporum
Wilson, 1964

Aenictus philiporum side view

Aenictus philiporum top view

This rare species has been collected only a limited number of times on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland and in eastern Papua New Guinea. Little is known concerning its biology (Shattuck, 2008).

Identification

A member of the pachycerus group. Head capsule smooth posteriorly and weakly punctate between the frontal carinae and above the mandibular insertions; pronotum with large smooth areas dorsally and laterally, other areas micro-reticulate.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

A colony from Bandong was found running in file during the late afternoon in midmountain rain forest. The workers wer carrying brood consisting of half-grown larvae; thus the colony is interpreted as being in the nomadic phase. Three Pheidole soldiers, representing at least 2 species, were retrieved from the mandibles of the the workers. (Wilson 1964)

Castes

Known only from the worker caste.

Wilson 1964 Army Ant fig 64-75

Nomenclature

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

  • philiporum. Aenictus philiporum Wilson, 1964a: 473, fig. 74 (w.) AUSTRALIA. See also: Shattuck, 2008c: 13.

Type Material

Description

Mandible broad, triangular, with 6–9 widely spaced short teeth; anterior clypeal border broadly convex, even with or slightly posterior to anterior margin of frontal lobes; parafrontal ridges present; subpetiolar process weakly developed, broadly rounded anteriorly, flat posteriorly; head smooth laterally, remainder weakly to moderately punctate; posterior section of pronotum and entire mesonotum completely smooth to very weakly reticulate; anterior of pronotum, mesopleuron and entire propodeum weakly punctuate; body red-brown, head, antennae and legs lighter yellow-red.

Measurements. Worker (n = 10) - CI 88–94; HL 0.66–0.71; HW 0.59–0.67; MTL 0.47–0.57; ML 0.96–1.06; SI 83–89; SL 0.52–0.59.

References

  • Shattuck, S.O. 2008 Review of the ant genus Aenictus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Australia with notes on A. ceylonicus (Mayr). Zootaxa 1926, 1–19.
  • Wilson, E. O. 1964a. The true army ants of the Indo-Australian area (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae). Pac. Insects 6: 427-483 (page 473, fig. 74 worker described)