Aphaenogaster obsidiana

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Aphaenogaster obsidiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. obsidiana
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster obsidiana
(Mayr, 1861)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

A member of the Aphaenogaster obsidiana-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Georgia, Iran, Israel, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation (type locality), Turkey.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • obsidiana. Atta obsidiana Mayr, 1861: 67 (diagnosis in key) (w.) RUSSIA. Ruzsky, 1905b: 725 (q.); Karavaiev, 1926b: 98 (m.). Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b: 29; in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Ruzsky, 1902d: 26; in Aphaenogaster: Ruzsky, 1905b: 723; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 58.

Description

References

  • Borowiec, L. & Salata, S. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24, 335-401.
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 58, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Karavaiev, V. 1926b. Beiträge zur Ameisenfauna des Kaukasus, nebst einigen Bemerkungen über andere palaearktische Formen. Konowia 5: 93-109 (page 98, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 67, (diagnosis in key) worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 29, combination in Aphaenogaster)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1902d. Material on the ant fauna of the Caucasus and the Crimea. Protok. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 206(su suppl: 1-33 (page 26, combination in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster))
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 725, queen described; page 723, combination in Aphaenogaster)