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Characteristics

Aenictus is characterized by the following derived traits (Bolton 2003):
  • Spiracle of abdominal segment III (postpetiole) at or behind midlength of tergite
  • Abdominal segment IV (first gastral) constricted behind the presclerites, forming a neck
  • Pygidium very small, reduced to a narrow U-shaped sclerite
  • Postpygidial gland large
  • Male without presclerites on abdominal segment IV
  • Male with abdominal segment VI enlarged
  • Male tergite VII mostly overlapped and concealed by tergite VI so that only a small portion of VII is visible, internalized portion of tergite VII desclerotized

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