Strumigenys frivaldszkyi

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Strumigenys frivaldszkyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. frivaldszkyi
Binomial name
Strumigenys frivaldszkyi
Emery, 1897

Strumigenys frivaldszkyi group

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Specimen labels

Known from a few forest habitats, all specimens of this species have been collected from litter samples.


Bolton (2000) - A member of the Strumigenys frivaldszkyi-group. Of the three species currently in the group Strumigenys ligur has somewhat shorter scapes (SI 71-74) than the other two (combined SI 77-82), but the species are most easily separated by their different distributions of flagellate hairs.

frivaldszkyi ligur paimon
Number of flagellate hairs on dorsolateral margin of head. 1 2 1
Number of flagellate hairs on hind tibia. 1 1 0
Number of flagellate 2 2 1

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Micronesia (Federated States of), New Guinea (type locality), Palau, Solomon Islands.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • frivaldszkyi. Strumigenys frivaldszkyi Emery, 1897c: 580, pl. 14, fig. 9 (w.) NEW GUINEA. See also: Bolton, 2000: 782.

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



TL 1.8-1.9, HL 0.46-0.52, HW 0.35-0.39, CI 75-78, ML 0.22-0.26, MI 47-50, SL 0.27-0.32, SI 77-82, PW 0.22-0.24, AL 0.46-0.50 (10 measured).

Apicoscrobal hair present; upper scrobe margin without a similar hair at level of eye. Sculpture of side of alitrunk variable: may be entirely reticulate-punctate, or katepisternum may have a smooth patch of variable size, or katepisternum may be entirely smooth; there is sometimes also a small smooth patch on the metapleuron. Bullae of femoral glands conspicuous, those on fore and hind femora of about equal size, larger than those on middle femora. Basitarsus of hind leg with 2 very long erect fine flagellate hairs on its dorsal (outer) surface; a single similar hair on dorsal (outer) surface of hind tibia. Propodeal teeth small and slender. With petiole in profile height of anterior face of node about equal to length of dorsum of node, the two surfaces meeting through a well defined but blunt anterodorsal angle. Petiole node in dorsal view broader than long, roughly transversely rectangular. Basigastral costulae short, their length on the tergite distinctly greater than thickness of limbus but less than length of the postpetiole disc; the latter varying from feebly to quite strongly reticulate-punctate and usually also with a few weak longitudinal costulae, at least on the anterior half.

Type Material

Syntype workers, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Madang ( = Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen) (L. Biro) (Hungarian Natural History Museum, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna) [examined].