Strongylognathus karawajewi

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Strongylognathus karawajewi
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Strongylognathus
Species: S. karawajewi
Binomial name
Strongylognathus karawajewi
Pisarski, 1966

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Inquiline  

 

Identification

Distribution

S. karawajewi is distributed in Crimea, Transcaucasia, Kazakhstan and Central Asia, and its presence in China is unlikely. Because it is very similar to S. potanini and S. tylonus its records from China might belong to one of the above-mentioned species. Hence, we propose to remove S. karawajewi from the list of Chinese ants. (Radchenko et al., 2017)

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Armenia, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Ukraine (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Associations with other Organisms

  • This species is a inquiline for the ant Tetramorium caespitum (a host) (de la Mora et al., 2021; Radchenko, 1991; Sanetra & Buschinger, 2000) (sometimes as Tetramorium cf. caespitum).
  • This species is a inquiline for the ant Tetramorium ferox (a host) (Radchenko, 1991; Sanetra & Buschinger, 2000).
  • This species is a inquiline for the ant Tetramorium impurum (a host) (de la Mora et al., 2021; Radchenko, 1991; Sanetra & Buschinger, 2000) (as Tetramorium cf. impurum).
  • This species is a inquiline for the ant Tetramorium inerme (a host) (Radchenko, 1991; Sanetra & Buschinger, 2000).
  • This species is a inquiline for the ant Tetramorium moravicum (a host) (de la Mora et al., 2021; Radchenko, 1991; Sanetra & Buschinger, 2000).
  • This species is a inquiline for the ant Tetramorium sulcinode (a host) (de la Mora et al., 2021; Sanetra & Buschinger, 2000).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • karawajewi. Strongylognathus karawajewi Pisarski, 1966: 521, figs. 40-43 (w.) UKRAINE (Crimea).
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 5 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Ukraine: Crimea, Magarach, 26.iii.1903, no. 4790 (Ryazantzev); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depositories: MNHU (holotype); MIZW, SIZK (paratypes).
    • [Misspelled as karawajevi by Kutter, 1968b: 205.]
    • Radchenko, 1985a: 1519 (q.); Radchenko, 1991: 88 (m.).
    • Status as species: Kutter, 1968b: 205; Arnol’di & Dlussky, 1978: 546 (in key); Bolton, 1976: 305; Radchenko, 1985a: 1519; Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 209; Radchenko, 1991: 87; Arakelian, 1994: 69; Bolton, 1995b: 395; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 95; Wei, Xu & He, 2001: 69 (in key); Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 53; Radchenko, 2016: 259.
    • Distribution: Armenia, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine.

Description

References

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.
  • Czechowski W., A. Radchenko, W. Czechowska and K. Vepsäläinen. 2012. The ants of Poland with reference to the myrmecofauna of Europe. Fauna Poloniae 4. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 1-496 pp
  • Dlussky G. M., O. S. Soyunov, and S. I. Zabelin. 1990. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp.
  • Dubovikoff D. A., and Z. M. Yusupov. 2018. Family Formicidae - Ants. In Belokobylskij S. A. and A. S. Lelej: Annotated catalogue of the Hymenoptera of Russia. Proceedingss of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences 6: 197-210.
  • Pisarski B. 1966. Études sur les fourmis du genre Strongylognathus Mayr. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa. 23: 509-523.
  • Radchenko A. G., Y. Zhang, and J. Heinze. 2017. A new species of the ant genus Strongylognathus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Inner Mongolia, with notes on the species reported from China. Asian Myrmecology 9: e009016.