Strumigenys strenosa

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Strumigenys strenosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. strenosa
Binomial name
Strumigenys strenosa
Bolton, 2000

Strumigenys strenosa casent0102578 profile 1.jpg

Strumigenys strenosa casent0102578 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

One of the few collections of this species was noted as being taken from a rainforest litter-sample.


Bolton (2000) – A member of the prosopis complex in the Strumigenys lyroessa-group. See Strumigenys panopla.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.

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.




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

  • strenosa. Strumigenys strenosa Bolton, 2000: 875 (w.) BORNEO.

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



Holotype. TL 1.9, HL 0.51, HW 0.42, CI 82, ML 0.16, MI 31, SL 0.22, SI 52, PW 0.24, AL 0.52. Characters of prosopis-complex. Dorsolateral margin of head with spoon-shaped curved hairs on upper scrobe margin to level of apex of scrobe; these hairs similar in shape and size to those on leading edge of scape. Posterior to this are shorter, narrower hairs that are more strongly appressed; there is no apicoscrobal hair. Cephalic dorsum with a single short standing hair at apex of each occipital lobe, otherwise standing hairs absent. Pronotal humeral hair absent. Dorsum of promesonotum and waist segments without standing hairs. Propodeal declivity with a broad lamella whose posterior margin is confluent with the propodeal tooth to its apex. First gastral tergite with a single pair of erect stiff hairs, near the base. Cephalic dorsum almost entirely smooth, mostly shining, with widely scattered inconspicuous punctulae only. Entire dorsal alitrunk and petiole node unsculptured.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Malaysia: Sabah, Poring Hot Springs, Langanan Riv., 850 m., 14.v.1987, no. 25a (Lobl & Burckhardt) (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève).


  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028. (page 875, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58