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The army ant Aenictus silvestrii and its related species in Southeast Asia, with a description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Aenictinae)

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  • Weeyawat JAITRONG,

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    1. Department of Natural Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
    2. Natural History Museum, National Science Museum, Technopolis, Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, Thailand
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  • Seiki YAMANE

    1. Department of Natural Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
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Weeyawat Jaitrong, Department of Natural Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Karimoto 1-21-35, Kagoshima-shi, 890-0065 Japan. Email: polyrhachis@yahoo.com

Abstract

Three species of Aenictus with reduced numbers of antennal segments (8–9) occur in Southeast Asia: A. jarujini sp. nov., A. latifemoratus and A. silvestrii. Aenictus latifemoratus is new to Java and Borneo, while A. silvestrii is recorded for the first time from Borneo.

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