Aphaenogaster testaceopilosa

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Aphaenogaster testaceopilosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. testaceopilosa
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster testaceopilosa
(Lucas, 1849)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Turkey.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • testaceopilosa. Myrmica testaceopilosa Lucas, 1849: 301, pl. 16, fig. 10 (w.) ALGERIA. Mayr, 1861: 67 (q.m.). Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b: 29; in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Emery, 1895c: 303; in Aphaenogaster: Ruzsky, 1905b: 721. See also: Emery, 1908c: 314; Santschi, 1933c: 391. Current subspecies: nominal plus cabylica, canescens.



  • n = 17, 2n = 34 (Croatia; Spain; Tunisia) (Hauschteck-Jungen & Jungen, 1983) (Lorite and Palomeque 2010 states some issues about the identification/sampling location).


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 73, catalogue)
  • Borowiec, L. & Salata, S. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24, 335-401.
  • 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 314, see also)
  • Lucas, H. 1849. Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842. Sciences physiques. Zoologie. III. Histoire naturelle des animaux articulés. Troisième partie - Insectes (Suite). Paris: A. Bertrand, 527 pp. (page 301, pl. 16, fig. 10 worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 67, 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)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 721, combination in Aphaenogaster)
  • Santschi, F. 1933d. Étude sur le sous-genre Aphaenogaster Mayr. Rev. Suisse Zool. 40: 389-408 (page 391, see also)