Aenictus formosensis\according to Staab 2015
|Notice:||This page is derived from the original publication listed below, whose author(s) should always be credited. Further contributors may edit and improve the content of this page and, consequently, need to be credited as well (see
). Any assessment of factual correctness requires a careful review of the original article as well as of subsequent contributions.
If you are uncertain whether your planned contribution is correct or not, we suggest that you use the associated discussion page instead of editing the page directly.
This page should be cited as follows (rationale):
Citation formats to copy and paste
TY - JOUR
See also the citation download page at the journal.
Non-type material examined
Four workers from CHINA, Zhejiang Province, Gutianshan National Nature Reserve, ca. 30 km NW of Kaihua, 29°14'28"N / 118°6'37"E, 413 m asl, 30.VII.2008, pitfall trap in secondary mixed evergreen broad-leaved forest, leg. Andreas Schuldt, label: “CSP8/SE” (1 each in CASC: CASENT0914928 and IZAS).
Taiwan, Zhejiang (Fig. 6B).
This is the first record of Aenictus formosensis from the Chinese mainland. Aenictus formosensis has been described and illustrated in detail by Jaitrong and Yamane (2013, therein fig. 7A–C), who revived the species from synonymy under Aenictus ceylonicus. The four examined specimens collected in the Gutianshan National Nature Reserve agree very well with the material from Taiwan illustrated in Jaitrong and Yamane (2013) except that in one specimen the faces and the dorsum of the pronotum are very superficially reticulate but still shiny.
- Staab, M; 2015: Aenictus hoelldobleri sp. n., a new species of the Aenictus ceylonicus group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China, with a key to the Chinese members of the group ZooKeys, (516): 137-155. doi
- Jaitrong W, Yamane S (2013) The Aenictus ceylonicus species group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Aenictinae) from Southeast Asia. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 31: 165–233. doi: 10.3897/jhr.31.4274
- Liu C, Hita Garcia F, Peng Y, Economo E (2015b) Aenictus yangi sp. n. – a new species of the A. ceylonicus species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae) from Yunnan, China. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 42: 33–45. doi: 10.3897/JHR.42.8859