Strongylognathus italicus

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Strongylognathus italicus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Strongylognathus
Species: S. italicus
Binomial name
Strongylognathus italicus
Finzi, 1924

The biology of this species is essentially unknown. Alates have been found in August and September and Tetramorium caespitum was found to the host within the type nest (Seifert, 2018).


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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Italy (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

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Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • italicus. Strongylognathus huberi subsp. italica Finzi, 1924a: 14 (q.) ITALY. Raised to species: Bolton, 1976: 308.

Taxonomic Notes

Seifert (2018) found that S. italicus clusters with, and is morphologically similar to, Strongylognathus alboini and the two should be synonomised. However, currently available data did not exclude the possibility that Strongylognathus destefanii (or one of its two junior synonyms, Strongylognathus emeryi or Strongylognathus huberi cecconii) may be a senior synonym within this set. As such, no formal taxonomic changes were proposed.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1976. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Constituent genera, review of smaller genera and revision of Triglyphothrix Forel. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 34: 281-379 (page 308, Raised to species)
  • Finzi, B. 1924a. Formiche dell'isola d'Elba e Monte Argentario. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 56: 12-15 (page 14, queen described)
  • Seifert, B. 2018. The ants of Central and Northern Europe. lutra Verlags- und Vertiebsgesellschaft, Tauer, 408 pp.