Aphaenogaster concolor

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Aphaenogaster concolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. concolor
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster concolor
Watanabe & Yamane, 1999

Nests are found in woodland or its margins, in the soil, under wood or in wood cavities.

Identification

Total length of workers 4.5 - 6 mm. Head and mesosoma brown to yellowish brown; gaster blackish to dark brown; legs yellowish brown. Similar to Aphaenogaster famelica and its subspecies erabu, but separable in having striation and punctation on the pronotal dorsum, and angulate pronotal humeri. The taxon varies in form and color. (Japanese Ant Image Database)

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Japan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • concolor. Aphaenogaster concolor Watanabe & Yamane, 1999: 730, fig. 13 (w.q.m.) JAPAN.

Description

References

  • Watanabe, H.; Yamane, S. 1999. New species and new status in the genus Aphaenogaster (Formicidae) in the Oriental and Australian regions. In: Identification Guide to the Aculeata of the Nansei Islands. Pp. 728-736 in: Yamane, S.; Ikudome, S.; Terayama, M (page 730, worker described)