Anochetus myops

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Anochetus myops
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Ponerinae
Tribe: Ponerini
Genus: Anochetus
Species: A. myops
Binomial name
Anochetus myops
Emery, 1893

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Specimen Labels


Keys including this Species


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 32.0744° to 0.883333325°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia (type locality).
Oriental Region: India, Thailand.

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.






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

  • myops. Anochetus myops Emery, 1893e: 201, pl. 8, figs. 11, 12 (w.) WEST MALAYSIA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker.
    • Type-locality: Malaysia: Malacca, Perak (Bedot & Pictet).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1895k: 463; Forel, 1900c: 60; Emery, 1911d: 109; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 40; Brown, 1978c: 558, 592; Bolton, 1995b: 65; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 291; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005: 13; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 55; Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013a: 141 (in key); Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 48.
    • [Note: myops erroneously included in key to Odontomachus species by Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 289.]
    • Distribution: India, Malaysia (Peninsula), Thailand.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Alcantara M. J., S. Modi, T. C. Ling, J. Monkai, H. Xu, S. Huang, and A. Nakamura. 2019. Differences in geographic distribution of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) between forests and rubber plantations: a case study in Xishuangbanna, China, and a global meta-analysis. Myrmecological News 29: 135-145.
  • Brown Jr., W.L. 1978. Contributions toward a reclassification of the Formicidae. Part VI. Ponerinae, Tribe Ponerini, Subtribe Odontomachiti, Section B. Genus Anochetus and Bibliography. Studia Entomologia 20(1-4): 549-XXX
  • CSIRO Collection
  • Emery, C. "Voyage de MM. Bedot et Pictet dans l'Archipel Malais. Formicides de l'Archipel Malais." Revue Suisse de Zoologie 1 (1893): 187-229.
  • Fayle T. M., D. P. Edwards, E. C. Turner, A. J. Dumbrell, P. Eggleton, and W. A. Foster. 2012. Public goods, public services and by-product mutualism in an ant–fern symbiosis. Oikos 121(8): 1279-1286.
  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58