Aphaenogaster araneoides

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Aphaenogaster araneoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. araneoides
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster araneoides
Emery, 1890

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Specimen labels

At a Glance • Ergatoid queen  

 

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Costa Rica (type locality), El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.


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Biology

Castes

Longino & Cover (2004) reported that queens are ergatoid.

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • araneoides. Aphaenogaster araneoides Emery, 1890b: 48, pl. 5, fig. f8 (w.) COSTA RICA.
    • [Also described as new by Emery, 1894k: 54.]
    • Borgmeier, 1949: 206 (m.); Longino & Cover, 2004: 8 (ergatoid q.).
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex): Forel, 1899c: 60;
    • combination in Stenamma (Ischnomyrmex): Forel, 1907e: 4;
    • combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Emery, 1915d: 71.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 98; Forel, 1899c: 60; Forel, 1907e: 4; Emery, 1915d: 71; Emery, 1921f: 65; Borgmeier, 1949: 206; Kempf, 1972a: 23; Bolton, 1995b: 68; Longino & Cover, 2004: 8; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 257; Mackay & Dash, 2016: 5; Mackay & Mackay, 2017: 202 (redescription).

Description

References

  • Borgmeier, T. 1949. Formigas novas ou pouco conhecidas de Costa Rica e da Argentina (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Biol. 9: 201-210 (page 206, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1890c. Studii sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 22: 38-80 (page 48, pl. 5, fig. f8 worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1894l. Estudios sobre las hormigas de Costa Rica. An. Mus. Nac. Costa Rica 1888- 1889: 45-64 (page 54, also described as new)
  • Emery, C. 1915k. Definizione del genere Aphaenogaster e partizione di esso in sottogeneri. Parapheidole e Novomessor nn. gg. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna Cl. Sci. Fis. (n.s.) 19: 67-75 (page 71, Combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma))
  • Forel, A. 1899e. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 57-80 (page 60, Combination in Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1907d. Formicides du Musée National Hongrois. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 5: 1-42 (page 4, Combination in Stenamma)
  • Longino, J. T. and Cover, S. 2004. A revision of the Aphaenogaster phalangium complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Zootaxa 655: 1-12 (page 9, senior synonym of brevicollis)
  • Mackay, W.P., Dash, S.T. 2016. A revision of the phalangium species complex of the ant genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 142: 1-22.
  • McGlynn, T.P., Carr, R.A., Carson, J.H. and Buma, J. (2004) Frequent nest relocation in the ant Aphaenogaster araneoides: resources, competition, and natural enemies. Oikos. 106:611–621.

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Basset Y., L. Cizek, P. Cuenoud, R. K. Didham, F. Guilhaumon, O. Missa, V. Novotny, F. Odegaards, T. Roslin, J. Schmidl et al. 2012. Arthropod diversity in a tropical forest. Science 338(6113): 1481-1484.
  • DeMarco B. B., and A. I. Cognato. 2015. Phylogenetic analysis of Aphaenogaster supports the resurrection of Novomessor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 1–10.
  • Emery C. 1890. Studii sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 22: 38-8
  • Emery C. 1894. Estudios sobre las hormigas de Costa Rica. Anales del Museo Nacional de Costa Rica 1888-1889: 45-64.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Forel A. 1907. Formiciden aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg. II. Teil. Neueingänge seit 1900. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 24: 1-20.
  • INBio Collection (via Gbif)
  • Longino J. T. and Cover S. 2004. A revision of the Aphaenogaster phalangium complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Zootaxa 655: 1-12
  • Longino J. T., and R. K. Colwell. 2011. Density compensation, species composition, and richness of ants on a neotropical elevational gradient. Ecosphere 2(3): 16pp.
  • Longino J. et al. ADMAC project. Accessed on March 24th 2017 at https://sites.google.com/site/admacsite/
  • Mackay W., and S. T. Dash. 2016. A revision of the phalangium species complex of the ant genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Transactions American Entomological Society 142: 1-22.
  • McGlynn, T.P., J.R. Hoover, G.S. Jasper, M.S. Kelly, A.M. Polis, C.M. Spangler and B.J. Watson. 2002. Resource Heterogeneity Affects Demography of the Costa Rican Ant Aphaenogaster Araneoides. Journal of Tropical Ecology 18 (2) :231-244
  • Olson D. M. 1991. A comparison of the efficacy of litter sifting and pitfall traps for sampling leaf litter ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in a tropical wet forest, Costa Rica. Biotropica 23(2): 166-172.
  • Santschi F. 1931. Fourmis de Cuba et de Panama. Revista de Entomologia (Rio de Janeiro). 1: 265-282.