Aphaenogaster striativentris

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Aphaenogaster striativentris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species group: gibbosa
Species: A. striativentris
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster striativentris
Forel, 1895

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Identification

A member of the Aphaenogaster gibbosa-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iberian Peninsula, Spain (type locality), Spain (type locality).


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Biology

Morphology

Castro et al. (2016) described a stridulatory structure in this species. They used SEM photographs to discern the details they reported.

The pars stridens is oval, but in this case it is wider than long, with a length of 0.09 mm and a width of 0.14 mm. The striation is thinner than the values obtained for Aphaenogaster senilis by Álvarez (2009), with a ridge average width of 0.90 μm. Pillars are more prominent than in A. senilis but, as in other species of Aphaenogaster, they are scarcely conspicuous and have a more diffuse sculpture.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • striativentris. Aphaenogaster striola r. striativentris Forel, 1895d: 228 (w.) SPAIN. Tinaut & Jiminez-Rojas, 1991: 118 (q.m.). Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 58. Subspecies of gibbosa: Emery, 1908c: 334. Raised to species: Collingwod & Yarrow, 1969: 60.

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