| Aphaenogaster luteipes|
Watanabe & Yamane, 1999
Nests are found in the soil in forests and at forest margins. The gasters of foraging workers are turned downwards, and death-feigning behavior is absent.
Total length of workers 3.5-5 mm. Body reddish light brown to dark brown. Antennal flagellum progressively more pale towards its apex; the club paler than the remainder. Very similar to Aphaenogaster concolor, but distinguished by the more laterally produced eyes, the presence of 4 strong bristles on the anteriorly produced median margin of the clypeus (there are 2 bristles in A. concolor), and the higher chromosome number(2n=32 vs. 30). (Japanese Ant Image Database)
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- luteipes. Aphaenogaster luteipes Watanabe & Yamane, 1999: 733, figs. 3, 7, 17 (w.q.) JAPAN.
- Eguchi, K. 2003. A Study on the Male Genitalia of Some Asian Species of Pheidole (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 41(2): 317-355 (page 341, figs. 36A-C male genitalia described)
- 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 733, worker described)