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A. gracilipes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Anoplolepis
Santschi, 1914
Type species
Formica longipes
Jerdon, 1851
9 species

Zealleyella Arnold, 1922

Anoplolepis (also known as the "common pugnacious ant") is a genus of ants in the subfamily Formicinae.[2] The genus is mainly found in the Afrotropics, with a few native species known from the Malagasy and Oriental regions (and some introduced in other places).[3]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Anoplolepis". AntCat. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Genus: Anoplolepis". AntWeb. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Hita Garcia, F.; Wiesel, E.; Fischer, G. (2013). "The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography". Journal of East African Natural History. 101 (2): 127. doi:10.2982/028.101.0201. 

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