Aphaenogaster carolinensis

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Aphaenogaster carolinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. carolinensis
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster carolinensis
Wheeler, W.M., 1915

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Specimen Label


Aphaenogaster carolinensis was described as similar to Aphaenogaster texana, but with shorter spines and directed further backwards. This research finds overlapping morphological characters with both A. texana and Aphaenogaster rudis. DNA analysis is necessary to confirm identification by a missing intron in the gene CAD (DeMarco and Cognato, in prep). Specimens examined were collected from NC and MS. (DeMarco, 2015)

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).

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.

  • carolinensis. Aphaenogaster texana var. carolinensis Wheeler, W.M. 1915b: 414 (w.q.) U.S.A.
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 60.
    • Subspecies of texana: Emery, 1921f: 60; Smith, M.R. 1931a: 17; Dennis, 1938: 287; Creighton, 1950a: 153; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 797; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1363; Bolton, 1995b: 68.
    • Status as species: Umphrey, 1996: 558 (in key).

Type Material