The Ants of Africa
Genus Aenictogiton
Aenictogiton fossiceps Emery

Aenictogiton fossiceps Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Congo (Emery, 1901d: 49, illustrated, single male) .

Emery had it as "acquired from Staudinger and Bang Haas". It seems that O. Staudinger and A. Bang-Haas were Lepidopterists of some note around 1900 and also ran a firm involved with the collection of insects (see, for instance,

{Aenictogiton fossiceps}Emery's description (1901d, my translation) is at {original description}. TL ca 8 mm; clear ferrugineous yellow; puncturation deep and sparse, each with a long curved slender hair; no pubescence. Gaster with shorter more inclined hairs, except on the pygidium where the hairs are long and thick. Wings smoky, with veins and stigma dark brown.

{aenictogiton fossiceps}The photomontage is collated from the AMNH collection at

Aenictogiton fossicepsThe photomontage is of the damaged type male collated from

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