Aphaenogaster donann

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Aphaenogaster donann
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. donann
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster donann
Watanabe & Yamane, 1999

Nests in the soil of woodland. Turned-down gasters are frequently observed in foraging workers.


Total length of workers 6 - 7 mm. Body unicolorous blackish brown. Antennae, mesosoma and legs distinctly relatively long. Propodeal spines large and long. Similar to Aphaenogaster gracillima, but separable by its unicolorous body color. (Japanese Ant Image Database)


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Japan (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Chromosome number 2n=28.



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

  • donann. Aphaenogaster donann Watanabe & Yamane, 1999: 736, fig. 19 (w.q.m.) JAPAN.



  • Watanabe, H.; Yamane, S. 1999. New species and new status in the genus Aphaenogaster (Formicidae) in the Oriental and Australian regions. In: Identification Guide to the Aculeata of the Nansei Islands. Pp. 728-736 in: Yamane, S.; Ikudome, S.; Terayama, M (page 736, described)