Aphaenogaster smythiesii

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Aphaenogaster smythiesii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. smythiesii
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster smythiesii
(Forel, 1902)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality), Nepal.
Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, China, Republic of Korea.

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.

  • smythiesii. Stenamma (Aphaenogaster) smythiesii Forel, 1902c: 222 (w.q.m.) INDIA.
    • Imai, 1971: 137 (k.); Imai, et al. 1984: 6 (k.).
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster: Bingham, 1903: 276.
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 59.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1903a: 695; Bingham, 1903: 276; Forel, 1904c: 25; Emery, 1908c: 332; Emery, 1921f: 59; Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 9; Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 101; Mukerjee, 1930: 151; Menozzi, 1939a: 296; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 132; Collingwood, 1961a: 57; Pisarski, 1967: 379; Collingwood, 1970: 374; Arnol'di, 1976b: 1024 (in key); Wang, M., 1992: 679; Wu, J. & Wang, 1992: 1304; Morisita, et al. 1992: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 73; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 114; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 301; Zhou, 2001b: 144.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 276, combination in Aphaenogaster)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 73, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 59, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Forel, A. 1902c. Myrmicinae nouveaux de l'Inde et de Ceylan. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 165-249 (page 222, worker, queen, male described)
  • Imai, H. T. 1971. Karyological studies of Japanese ants II. Species differentiation in Aphaenogaster; with special regard to their morphology, distribution and chromosomes. Mushi 44: 137-151 (page 137, see also)
  • Imai, H. T.; Baroni Urbani, C.; Kubota, M.; Sharma, G. P.; Narasimhanna, M. H.; Das, B. C.; 1984. Karyological survey of Indian ants. Jpn. J. Genet. 59: 1-32 (page 6, karyotype described)