Aphaenogaster fengbo

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Aphaenogaster fengbo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. fengbo
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster fengbo
Terayama, 2009

Aphaenogaster fengbo side (www.niaes.affrc.go.jp).jpg

Aphaenogaster fengbo top (www.niaes.affrc.go.jp).jpg

Specimen labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Aphaenogaster fengbo.

Identification

Terayama (2009) - This species has a smooth and shining head and pronotum. It resembles Aphaenogaster tipuna, but is separable from the latter by the long and thin propodeal spines.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (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.

  • fengbo. Aphaenogaster fengbo Terayama, 2009: 166, fig. 207 (w.) TAIWAN.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Head smooth and shining, with scattered small punctures, 1.26 times as long as wide; posterior margin moderately convex in full face view; CI = 83, CI-II = 79. Clypeus with several longitudinal rugae. SI = 150, SI-II = 143, eye 0.26 mm in maximum diameter. Pronotum smooth and shining; mesonotum smooth and shinging, mesopleuron microreticulate; propodeal spine thin and very long, 3.0 times as long as its basal width. Petiole with a long peduncle; node reverse U-shaped. Postpetiole relatively large, longer than high, with convex dorsal margin in profile.

HL 1.33, HW 1.10, HW-II 1.05, SL 1.50, WL 1.85, Pl 0.60, PH 0.41, DPW 0.26, PPL 0.50, PPH 0.43, PPW 0.34, TL 5.1.

Color. Head dark brown, alitrunk reddish brown, gaster blackish brown, legs brown.

Type Material

Holotype. Worker, Hungtou, Lanshu island, Taidong Pref., 8 viii. 1981, K. Wada leg. Paratypes. 2w, same data as the holotype. NIAES.

Etymology

The specific epithet is the Chinese noun Fengbo which is the name of a Taiwanese god.

References