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Friday, February 22, 2013

Aenictus

Aenictus under the subfamily Aenictinae is group under the behavior group of army ants. This small black species typical of army ants packs a painful sting. Like Leptogenys, workers of Aenictus are monomorphic. This first species documented here is one of the larger species of this genus with the monomorphic workers measuring nearly 4 millimeters (TL).



Aenictus workers

Aenictus ant worker
Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus ant worker
Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus ant worker
Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus ant worker
Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus ant worker
Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus ant worker
Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus ant worker.

Aenictus cornutus


Aenictus cornutus ant worker.

Aenictus cornutus ant worker.


Aenictus sp3

Aenictus ant workers
Aenictus sp(3)

Aenictus ant workers
Aenictus sp(3)

Aenictus sp4

 Workers of Aenictus sp4
Aenictus sp4

Aenictus wilsoni

 Worker of Aenictus wilsoni. This is the most sensitive species of the Aenictus genus documented in this blog.





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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Infraorder: Aculeata
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Aenictinae 219558
Tribe: Aenictini 232110
Genus: Aenictus 232111


Last Updated: 2016 09 02
First Posted: 2013 02 22
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