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- Aenictus bodongjaya Jaitrong, Weeyawat, 2011, Zootaxa 3128: 30-32.
Measurements. Worker holotype and paratypes (n = 7): TL 2.90–3.20 mm; HL 0.68–0.80 mm; HW 0.53–0.65 mm; SL 0.48–0.58 mm; ML 0.90–1.10 mm; PL 0.20–0.25 mm; CI 78–81; SI 91–100. Description of worker (holotype and paratypes). Head in full-face view distinctly longer than broad, with sides slightly convex and posterior margin almost straight or feebly concave; occipital carina very weak but complete. Antennal scape relatively short, extending only 2 / 3 of head length; antennal segments II–X each longer than broad; II almost as long as each of III–VI. Frontal carina short, not extending beyond the level of posterior margin of torulus; parafrontal ridge absent. Anterior margin of clypeus bearing 5–7 denticles. Masticatory margin of mandible with a large apical tooth followed by a medium-sized subapical tooth, 5–6 denticles, and a small basal tooth; basal margin bearing 3–4 small teeth. Promesonotum in profile weakly convex dosally; propodeum only slightly lower than promesonotum, with its dorsal outline almost straight; propodeal junction roundly angulate; declivity of propodeum shallowly concave and encircled by an indistinct rim. Petiole distinctly longer than high, in profile its dorsum flat to weakly convex; subpetiolar process well developed and hook-like, its apex directed downward and backward; postpetiolar node distinctly shorter than and slightly higher than petiolar node. Head including mandible and antennal scape entirely smooth and shiny. Pronotum, majority of mesonotum, dorsum of propodeum and upper portion of metapleuron smooth and shiny; remainder of mesosoma punctate. Petiole and postpetiole smooth and shiny. Legs entirely smooth and shiny.
Head and mesosoma dorsally with relatively sparse standing hairs mixed with sparse short hairs over the surface; longest pronotal hair 0.25 mm long. Entire body dark reddish-brown. Typhlatta spot located anterior to occipital corner.
Etymology. The specific name is after the type locality, Bodong Jaya in southern Sumatra.
Distribution. Sumatra (Fig. 64). Bionimics. So far this species is only known from the type locality in a coffee plantation at an elevation of ca. 800–900 m alt.
Remarks.A. bodongjaya is most similar to A. hodgsoni but can be separated from the latter by the smooth and shiny legs (in the latter femora extensively superficially reticulate and shiny; tibiae very finely reticulate) and the relatively shorter head (CI 78–81 vs. 83–87). This species is also similar to A. brevinodus, but has denser hairs on the mososomal dorsum (more than 15 hairs in A. bodongjaya, less than 10 hairs in A. brevinodus) and a relatively shorter petiole (clearly longer than high in the former, clearly shorter than high in the latter).
- Jaitrong, Weeyawat; Yamane, Seiki; 2011: Synopsis of Aenictus species groups and revision of the A. curra x and A. laeviceps groups in the eastern Oriental, Indo-Australian, and Australasian regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Aenictinae), Zootaxa 3128: 30-32. doi