Aphaenogaster perplexa

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Aphaenogaster perplexa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. perplexa
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster perplexa
Smith, M.R., 1961

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Aphaenogaster perplexa for further details




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

  • wheeleri. Aphaenogaster (Planimyrma) quadrispina subsp. wheeleri Donisthorpe, 1938b: 31 (w.) NEW GUINEA. [Junior primary homonym of wheeleri Mann, above.] Replacement name: perplexa Smith, M.R. 1961b: 228.
  • perplexa. Aphaenogaster (Planimyrma) perplexus Smith, M.R. 1961b: 228. Replacement name for wheeleri Donisthorpe, 1938b: 31. [Junior primary homonym of wheeleri Mann, 1915: 51.]



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 72, catalogue)
  • Donisthorpe, H. 1938b. Some ants of the subgenus Planimyrma Viehmeyer of the genus Aphaenogaster Mayr. Entomol. Mon. Mag. 74: 30-32 (page 31, wheeleri Donisthorpe)
  • Mann, W. M. 1915. A new form of a southern ant from Naushon Island, Massachusetts. Psyche (Camb.) 22: 51 (page 51, junior primary homonym of wheeleri Mann)
  • Smith, M. R. 1961b. A study of New Guinea ants of the genus Aphaenogaster Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 213-238 (page 228, replacement name for wheeleri)