Aphaenogaster honduriana

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Aphaenogaster honduriana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. honduriana
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster honduriana
Mann, 1922

Aphaenogaster honduriana casent0618810 p 1 high.jpg

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 18.55055° to 13.49798°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Honduras (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Images from AntWeb

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Male (alate). Specimen code casent0618810. Photographer Estella Ortega, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by JTLC.
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Worker. Specimen code casent0625320. Photographer Estella Ortega, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by JTLC.
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Queen (alate/dealate). Specimen code casent0625322. Photographer Estella Ortega, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by JTLC.


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

  • honduriana. Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma) honduriana Mann, 1922: 23, fig. 11 (w.q.) HONDURAS.
    • Status as species: Kempf, 1972a: 23; Bolton, 1995b: 70; Mackay & Mackay, 2017: 264 (redescription).



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 70, catalogue)
  • Mann, W. M. 1922. Ants from Honduras and Guatemala. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. 61: 1-54 (page 23, fig. 11 worker, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Dattilo W. et al. 2019. MEXICO ANTS: incidence and abundance along the Nearctic-Neotropical interface. Ecology https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2944
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Mann W. M. 1922. Ants from Honduras and Guatemala. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 61: 1-54.