The Ants of Africa
Genus Aenictogiton
Aenictogiton sulcatus Santschi

Aenictogiton sulcatus Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zaïre (Aenictogeton sulcatus n. sp., Santschi, 1919c: 247, illustrated, male) collected at Kataki, by Gérard .

{Aenictogiton sulcatus}Santschi's description (1919c, my translation) is at {original description}. -
MALE - TL 6 mm; colour weak brownish yellow. Wings hyaline, powdered with a fine brownish pubescence, nerves and fringes brown. Erect pilosity, undulating and long on the front (of head), sides of thorax, coxae, petiole lobe and gaster. On the gaster the hairs are as long as half a segment and less numerous than on elongatus. On the thorax the pilosity is a little longer than the diameter of the ocelli.
Smooth, with a puncturation that is fine and less dense than on elongatus. Head enlarged in front. Eyes occupying the anterior half of the sides of the head . Occiput quite large to accomodate three ocelli; anterior ocelli set behind the posterior level of the eyes. Scape reaching the posterior quarter of the eyes. Funiculus narrowing medially, segments 3-5 narrower than long. Thorax a little less slender than in elongatus and less distinctly narrowed in front. Petiole as long as wide posteriorly, narrowing forward with a distinct median ridge as in elongatus but wider. The posterior lobes seen laterally appear acuminate and the node is a long as it is high, more convex below anteriorly than posteriorly. the inferior lobe is as convex in profile as the dorsum. Anterior wing 5 mm long.
Congo (Belgian), Kataki, 1913 (Dr Gerard, sent to M. Bondroit, one specimen.
Apparently close to bequaerti but the wings are clearer and the sculpturation finer.

Aenictogiton sulcstusThe photomontage is of the type male collated from

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