Aphaenogaster sicula

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Aphaenogaster sicula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. sicula
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster sicula
Emery, 1908

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Aphaenogaster subterranea-group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Italy (type locality), Malta, Montenegro.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • sicula. Aphaenogaster crocea subsp. sicula Emery, 1908c: 331 (w.q.) ITALY. Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 57. Raised to species: Schembri & Collingwood, 1981: 423. Material of the unavailable name subterraneosplendida referred here by Emery, 1908c: 331.



  • Emery, C. 1908d. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) (Fortsetzung.) III. Die mit Aphaenogaster verwandte Gattungengruppe. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 305-338 (page 331, worker, queen described, material of the unavailable name subterraneosplendida referred here by Emery)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 57, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Schembri, S. P.; Collingwood, C. A. 1981. A revision of the myrmecofauna of the Maltese Islands (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 83: 417-442 (page 423, raised to species)