Goniomma kugleri

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Goniomma kugleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Goniomma
Species: G. kugleri
Binomial name
Goniomma kugleri
Espadaler, 1986

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Specimen labels



Known from Portugal and Spain.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Regional Notes


Boieiro et al. (2002) - A considerable number of specimens (29) were collected in a woodland near Ribeira de Terges (UTM - 29SPB1787). The area presented a thickest arbustive layer (dominated by Quercus coccifera, Cistus ladanifer, C. monspeliensis and Lavandula stoechas plants) with some trees (Quercus rotundifolia) interspersed. All specimens were captured in pitfall traps during the period that lasted between 21st October - 22nd December 1998.

A single specimen of this species was also trapped in an area of matorrals (sclerophyllous vegetation dominated by Quercus coccifera, Pistacia lentiscus, Lonicera etrusca, Genista sp, Coronilia sp, Cistus crispus and C. salvifolius), at the vicinities of Tesoureira (UTM - 29SMD8709). This specimen was captured by means of pitfall traps during the period of 1 st -11th June 2001.

This Iberian endemic ant species is known solely from a few southern Spanish localities (Espadler, 1985). The inconspicuousness of this seed-gather species is probably a result of its cryptic individual foraging strategy altogether with the small size of the workers.





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

  • kugleri. Goniomma kugleri Espadaler, 1986a: 61, figs. 1-15 (w.q.m.) SPAIN.



  • Boieiro, M., X. Espadaler, et al. (2002). "Four new species to the ant fauna of Portugal (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)." Bol. Soc. Port. Entomol. 202(VII-20): 254-259.
  • Espadaler, X. 1986a [1985]. Goniomma kugleri, a new granivorous ant from the Iberian Peninsula (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Isr. J. Entomol. 19: 61-66 (page 61, figs. 1-15 worker, queen, male described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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