Stenamma msilanum

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Stenamma msilanum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Stenamma
Species: S. msilanum
Binomial name
Stenamma msilanum
Forel, 1901

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Specimen Labels


Rigato (2011) - S. msilanum gyne looks quite ordinary and mostly recalls Stenamma debile, especially in its dark colour and waist shape; but it has significantly longer appendages than debile.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Tunisia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • msilanum. Stenamma (Stenamma) westwoodi var. msilanum Forel, 1901e: 347 (q.) ALGERIA. Raised to species: DuBois, 1998b: 254. See also: Rigato, 2011: 16.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Rigato (2011) - Holotype (Gyne). TL 4.7; HL 0.94; HW 0.81; CI 86; SL 0.72; SI 89; PCI 31; AL 1.32; PSI 1.73; ScW 0.64; MnL 0.93; PeL 0.45; PPL 0.28; PeH 0.27; PPH 0.28; PeW 0.19; PPW 0.28; PI1 62; PI2 56; MTL 0.71; TI 88.

Type Material

Rigato (2011) - Holotype gyne, ALGERIA: Foret de Msila (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève) [examined].


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Cagniant, H. 1968. Liste preliminaire de fourmis forestieres d'Algerie. Resultats obtenus de 1963 a 1964. Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 104: 138-147
  • Cagniant, H. "Liste actualisee des fourmis du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 193-200.
  • DuBois, M. B. "A revision of the ant genus Stenamma in the Palaeartic and Oriental regions." Sociobiology 32 (1998): 193-403.
  • Liu X., and Z. H. Xu. 2011. Three New Species of the Ant Genus Stenamma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Himalaya and the Hengduan Mountains With a Revised Key to the Known Species of the Palaearctic and Oriental Regions. Sociobiology 58: 733-748.