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Cerapachys biroi casent0055090 profile 1.jpg
C. biroi worker from Madagascar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dorylinae
Genus: Cerapachys
Smith, 1857
Type species
Cerapachys antennatus
156 species

Ceratopachys Schulz, 1906
Chrysapace Crawley, 1924
Cysias Emery, 1902
Lioponera Mayr, 1879
Neophyracaces Clark, 1941
Ooceraea Roger, 1862
Parasyscia Emery, 1882
Phyracaces Emery, 1902
Syscia Roger, 1861
Yunodorylus Xu, 2000

Cerapachys (common names include "raider ant" and "ant-raiding ant")[2] is a genus of ants in the subfamily Dorylinae.[3] Species are mainly myrmecophagous ants which raid the nests of other ants for prey. The genus is distributed widely throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, with the majority of species known from the Indo-Australian region.[4]



  1. ^ Bolton, B. (2014). "Cerapachys". AntCat. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Animal species: Ant-raiding Ant". australianmuseum.net.au. Australian Museum. September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Genus: Cerapachys". antweb.org. AntWeb. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Bharti, H.; Akbar, S. A. (2013). "Taxonomic studies on the ant genus Cerapachys Smith (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from India". ZooKeys. 336 (336): 79–103. doi:10.3897/zookeys.336.5719. PMC 3800781Freely accessible. PMID 24146574. 

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