Aphaenogaster baogong

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Aphaenogaster baogong
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. baogong
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster baogong
Terayama, 2009

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Specimen labels

This species inhabits forests, and nests under stones or rotten wood.

Identification

Terayama (2009) - This species has an elongate head and prothorax. It resembles Aphaenogaster wangtian sp. nov. and Aphaenogaster takahashii Wheeler, 1930, but is easily distinguished from the latters by the shape of occiput of head (not constricted).

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • baogong. Aphaenogaster baogong Terayama, 2009: 166, fig.208 (w.) TAIWAN.

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

Description

Worker

Head microreticulate, 1.50 times as long as wide; posterior portion of head behind eyes elongated; CI = 74, CI-II = 67; posterior margin strongly convex in full face view. Clypeus with several longitudinal rugae. Antenna long; scape longer than head lenght; SI = 185, SI-II = 205, scape scattered with short subdecumbent hairs, without long erect or suberect hairs. Eye 0.25 mm in maximum diameter.

Pronotum weakly microreticulate, elongated anteriorly in profile; mesonotum smooth and shining, mesopleuron microreticuate; propodeal spine long and acute, twice as long as its basal width, directed to posterior margin.

Petiole with a long peduncle; node triangular, with dully angulate dorsum. Postpetiole with convex dorsal margin in profile.

Hl 1.45, HW 1.00, HW-II 0.90, SL 1.85, WL .95, PL 0.55, PH 0.31, DPW 0.22, PPL 0.34, PPH 0.30, PPW 0.33, TL 5.5

Color. Body brown, gaster dark brown.

Type Material

Holotype. Worker, Nanshanxi, Nanfen-Cun, Nantou Pref., 12 viii. 1984, M. Terayama leg. Paratypes. 11w, same data as the holotype, 3w, same locality, 3.viii.1981, M.Terayama leg.: 9w, Liukuei, Kaohsiung Pref., 23 VIII. 1987, H. Sakai leg.; 7W,Wushe, Nantou Pref., 23 viii 1987, S. Kubota leg. Holotype in NIAES, paratypes in NIAES, NSMT and TARI.

Etymology

The specific epithet is the Chinese noun baogong which is the name of a Taiwanese god.

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