Aphaenogaster rothneyi

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Aphaenogaster rothneyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. rothneyi
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster rothneyi
(Forel, 1902)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Aphaenogaster rothneyi nest, India, Himender Bharti.jpg

A nest found at an altitude of 2200 meters in Himalayan India, 15 June 2015 (photo by Himender Bharti).



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

  • rothneyi. Stenamma (Aphaenogaster) rothneyi Forel, 1902c: 224 (w.) INDIA. Combination in Aphaenogaster: Bingham, 1903: 273; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 59.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 273, combination in Aphaenogaster)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 72, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 59, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Forel, A. 1902c. Myrmicinae nouveaux de l'Inde et de Ceylan. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 165-249 (page 224, worker described)