Contents Miscellaneous ants - Iran
SUBFAMILY AENICTINAE - Genus Aenictus
Aenictus dlusskyi Arnol'di

Aenictus dlusskyi Arnol'di

return to list {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Armenia (Aenictus dlusskyi sp. n., Arnol'di, 1968, worker & queen) Dzhrvezh near Yerevan, 3.vi.1960, No. 1040,
G. Dlussky - see CASENT0919640 below


Aenictus dlusskyArnol'di's (1968) description is at {original description}. Worker TL 2.60-2.85 mm; queen.


Aenictus dlusskyAkta et al's (2004) analysis is at {original description}

In the latter is "We found only several more or less distinct differences
between these species: A. rhodiensis has lower and narrower
postpetiole than A. dlusskyi (PPI1 0.95–1.06, mean
= 0.99 versus 0.81–0.94, mean = 0.88; PPI2 1.24–1.36, mean
= 1.31 versus 1.12–1.22, mean = 1.18), and differences in
the shape of ventral petiolar processes. This process in A.
dlusskyi is somewhat less developed and forming sharp
teeth anteriorly while in A. rhodiensis it is somewhat
wider and blunt anteriorly (compare Figs 2–4 and 5–7).
The species also slightly differ by the density and length
of body hairs, shape of head and alitrunk, colour, etc., but
these features are quite variable and impossible to say this
might be intra-, or interspecific variation".

Aenictus dlusskyiThe image of an Aenictus rhodiensis Menozzi, 1936, cotype is collated from https://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0919640.
2015, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
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