A new species of the Aenictus wroughtonii group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from South-East China

Created at: 2014-02-20

Envisaged journal: Zookeys

Envisaged date: 2014-02-28

Rationale

A new species of army ant from the Aenictus wroughtonii group is described and illustrated based on the worker caste. Aenictus gutianshanensis Staab sp. n. is distributed in the subtropical forests of South-East China, and is probably most closely related to A. vieti Jaitrong & Yamane, 2010 known from North Vietnam and Taiwan. It is suggested that the abundant records of A. camposi Wheeler & Chapman, 1925 from East and South-East China should be reevaluated, as they are probably A. gutianshanensis or A. vieti and not A. camposi, which is distributed in Sundaland, the Philippines, and the southernmost part of continental South-East Asia.

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Michael Staab

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