Aphaenogaster vohraliki

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Aphaenogaster vohraliki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species group: splendida
Species complex: kervillei
Species: A. vohraliki
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster vohraliki
Salata, Karaman, Kiran & Borowiec, 2021

Nothing in known concerning the biology of this species (Salata et al., 2021).

Identification

A very distinct species. Its elongate head with distinctly converging posterior sides of head at first glance makes this species similar to some representatives of the Aphaenogaster cecconii species group but it differs in distinctly more developed sculpture of head and mesosoma than in any species in the A. cecconii group. From species of the A. splendida group the most similar is Aphaenogaster hamaensis, described and known from Syria, which also has elongate head with distinctly converging posterior sides. Aphaenogaster hamaensis distinctly differs from A. vohraliki in extremely short propodeal spines of the shape of reduced teeth while in A. vohraliki propodeal spines are long and elongate. Also Aphaenogaster kervillei, due to elongate head and slim legs, appears similar to A. vohraliki but differs in short, dentiform propodeal spines and posterior sides of head weakly converging posterad.

Distribution

Distribution based on type material

Turkey (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Queen unknown.

Nomenclature

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

  • vohraliki. Aphaenogaster vohraliki Salata et al., 2021: 336, figs. 43, 46, 81-82, 94, (w.) TURKEY.

Type Material

  • Holotype worker: Turkey, distr. Adana | Feke | 31.V.1993 |V. Vohralík lgt. || Sample Nr. | V 842” (CASENT0887540, MNHW-DBET).
  • Four paratype workers: the same data as holotype (CASENT0887541–CASENT0887544, MNHW-DBET, PWC).

Description

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