Aphaenogaster megommata

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Aphaenogaster megommata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. megommata
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster megommata
Smith, M.R., 1963

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Specimen Label

Aphaenogaster megommata is a desert species that forages only at night (DeMarco, 2015).

Identification

This pale yellow species has huge eyes and miniscule propodeal spines (DeMarco, 2015).

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Western Arizona through California and Nevada to Oregon; northeastern Lower California and northwestern Sonora.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).
Neotropical Region: Mexico.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Alate Female

Nomenclature

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

  • megommata. Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) megommatus Smith, M.R. 1963: 244, fig. 1 (w.) U.S.A. Cole, 1966: 9 (q.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1972b: 238 (l.).

Description

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