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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Asemorhoptrum
Mayr, 1861
Type species
Myrmica lippula, now Stenamma lippulum

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Specimen Labels

This genus is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Stenamma.


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

  • ASEMORHOPTRUM [junior synonym of Stenamma]
    • Asemorhoptrum Mayr, 1861: 76. Type-species: Myrmica lippula, by monotypy.
    • Asemorhoptrum junior synonym of Stenamma: André, 1883a: 310.
    • [Asemorhoptrum as junior synonym of Proatta: Snelling, R.R. 1981: 395 (in error).]


  • André, E. 1883a. Les fourmis. [part]. Pp. 281-344 in: André, Edm. 1881-1886. Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie. Tome Deuxième. Beaune: Edmond André, 919 + 48 pp. (page 310, Asemorhoptrum as junior synonym of Stenammma)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 205, Asemorhoptrum as junior synonym of Stenammma [Asemorhoptrum as junior synonym of Proatta: Snelling, 1981:395, (error)])
  • Emery, C. 1877b. Saggio di un ordinamento naturale dei Mirmicidei, e considerazioni sulla filogenesi delle formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 9: 67-83 (page 81, Asemorhoptrum in Myrmicinae [Myrmicidae])
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 76, Asemorhoptrum as genus)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 20, Asemorhoptrum in Myrmicinae [Myrmicidae])
  • Snelling, R. R. 1981. Systematics of social Hymenoptera. Pp. 369-453 in: Hermann, H. R. (ed.) Social insects. Volume 2. New York: Academic Press, xiii + 491 pp. (page 395, [Asemorhoptrum as junior synonym of Proatta; error])