Aphaenogaster pallida

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Aphaenogaster pallida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species group: pallida
Species: A. pallida
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster pallida
(Nylander, 1849)

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A member of the Aphaenogaster pallida-group.

Aphaenogaster pallida and Aphaenogaster subterraneoides are very similar and differ only in the structure of propodeum. In A. pallida the propodeum is rounded, lacking propodeal spines, while in A. subterraneoides minute propodeal spines are present (Borowiec et al., 2019).

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Italy (type locality), Republic of Macedonia.

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

  • pallida. Myrmica pallida Nylander, 1849: 42 (w) ITALY. Roger, 1859: 254 (q.m.). Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b: 29; in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Emery, 1895c: 303; in Aphaenogaster: Emery, 1908c: 328; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Santschi, 1919e: 245. See also: Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 52; Radchenko, 2007: 33. Current subspecies: nominal plus laurenti.



  • 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 52, see also)
  • Borowiec, L., Lapeva-Gjonova, A., Salata, S. 2019. Three Species of Aphaenogaster Mayr, 1853 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) New to the Bulgarian Fauna. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 71(4): 613-616.
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 303, combination in Stenamma (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 328, combination in Aphaenogaster)
  • Nylander, W. 1849 [1848]. Additamentum alterum adnotationum in monographiam formicarum borealium. Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn. 3: 25-48 (page 42, worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1859. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Ameisenfauna der Mittelmeerländer. I. Berl. Entomol. Z. 3: 225-259 (page 254, queen, male described)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 29, combination in Aphaenogaster)
  • Santschi, F. 1919e. Fourmis d'Espagne et des Canaries. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 19: 241-248 (page 245, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))