Aphaenogaster epirotes

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Aphaenogaster epirotes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. epirotes
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster epirotes
(Emery, 1895)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

A member of the Aphaenogaster obsidiana-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Albania (type locality), Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • epirotes. Stenamma (Aphaenogaster) epirotes Emery, 1895b: 72 (w.) ALBANIA.
    • Müller, 1923b: 50 (q.m.).
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster: Emery, 1908c: 336;
    • combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 58.
    • Subspecies of obsidiana: Emery, 1908c: 336; Forel, 1913d: 428; Müller, 1921: 49; Emery, 1921f: 58; Müller, 1923a: 67 (in key); Müller, 1923b: 50; Soudek, 1925b: 15; Finzi, 1930a: 155; Finzi, 1930d: 312; Cori & Finzi, 1931: 237; Zimmermann, 1935: 10; Finzi, 1939c: 153; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 50.
    • Status as species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 53; Kugler, J. 1988: 257; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 108; Bolton, 1995b: 69; Poldi, et al. 1995: 3; Bračko, 2006: 134; Bračko, 2007: 17; Vonshak, et al. 2009: 41; Lapeva-Gjonova, et al. 2010: 13; Karaman, M.G. 2011b: 16; Legakis, 2011: 6; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 463; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 16; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2013: 337; Borowiec, L. 2014: 11; Bračko, et al. 2014: 13; Lebas, et al. 2016: 258; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c: 42.

Description

References

  • Agosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987a. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 60: 51-62 (page 53, revived status as species)
  • Atanassov, N.; Dlussky, G. M. 1992. Fauna of Bulgaria. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Fauna Bûlg. 22: 1-310 (page 108, see also)
  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971c. Catalogo delle specie di Formicidae d'Italia (Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia X). Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 50: 5-287 (page 50, variety/subspecies of obsidiana)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 69, catalogue)
  • Borowiec, L. & Salata, S. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24, 335-401.
  • Emery, C. 1895n. Sopra alcune formiche della fauna mediterranea. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:59-75 (page 72, worker described)
  • 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 336, combination in Aphaenogaster)
  • 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 336, variety/subspecies of obsidiana)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 58, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Finzi, B. 1930d. Zoologische Forschungsreise nach den Jonischen Inseln und dem Peloponnes. XII. Teil. Die Ameisen der Jonischen Inseln. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. Abt. I 139: 309-319 (page 312, variety/subspecies of obsidiana)
  • Müller, G. 1921. Due nuove formiche della regione Adriatica. Boll. Soc. Adriat. Sci. Nat. Trieste 27(2 2: 46-49 (page 49, variety/subspecies of obsidiana)
  • Müller, G. 1923b. Le formiche della Venezia Guilia e della Dalmazia. Boll. Soc. Adriat. Sci. Nat. Trieste 28: 11-180 (page 50, queen, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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