Aphaenogaster festae

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Aphaenogaster festae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. festae
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster festae
Emery, 1915

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Specimen Labels

Photo Gallery

  • Aphaenogaster festae with brood, Israel. Photo by Eran Schnecke, 11.1.2014.
  • Aphaenogaster festae with brood, Israel. Photo by Eran Schnecke, 11.1.2014.
  • Aphaenogaster festae with brood, Israel. Photo by Eran Schnecke, 11.1.2014.
  • Aphaenogaster festae with brood, Israel. Photo by Eran Schnecke, 11.1.2014.

Identification

A member of the Aphaenogaster subterranea-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece (type locality), Iraq, Turkey.

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.

  • festae. Aphaenogaster splendida subsp. festae Emery, 1915h: 2 (w.) GREECE. Menozzi, 1936d: 270 (q.). Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 60. Raised to species: Arnol'di, 1976b: 1024 (in key); Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 53.

Description

References

  • Agosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987a. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 60: 51-62 (page 53, raised to species)
  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1976b. Review of the genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the USSR. Zool. Zh. 5 55: 1019-1026 (page 1024, raised to species (in key))
  • Emery, C. 1915f. Escursioni zoologiche del Dr. Enrico Festa nell'Isola di Rodi. XII. Formiche. Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. R. Univ. Torino 30(7 701: 1-7 (page 2, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 60, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Menozzi, C. 1936b. Nuovi contributi alla conoscenza della fauna delle Isole italiane dell'Egeo. VI. Hymenoptera - Formicidae. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 29: 262-311 (page 270, queen described)