The Army Ant Aenictus wroughtonii (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Aenictinae) and Related Species in the Oriental Region, with Descriptions of Two New Species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:W. Jaitrong, Yamane, S., Wiwatwitaya, D.
Journal:Jpn.J.syst. Ent.
Date Published:30/6/2010

The  Aenictus wroughtonii species group is established to include seven species (five named andtwo new species) occurring the Oriental and Indo-Australian regions: A.artipus WILSON, A.biroi ​FOREL, A.camposi WHEELER et CHAPMAN, A. sagei FOREL, A. stenocephalus JAITRONG et YAMANES sp. nov.,  A. vieti JAITRONG et YAMANE, sp.nov. and A. wroughtonii FOREL. Three species are restrictedto western part of the Oriental region, i.e, India and Sri Lanka (A.biroi, A. sagei and  A. wroughtonii),  and four are mainly distributed in Southeast Asia (A. artipus, A. camposi, A. stenocephalus sp.nov. and A. vieti sp. nov.). A.artipus is new to Vietnam, and A.camposi is new to Sumatra. Among food source of this species group are small ants of the subfamily Formicinae such as Paratrechina, Prenolepis and Plagiolepis.

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