Aphaenogaster cardenai

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Aphaenogaster cardenai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. cardenai
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster cardenai
Espadaler, 1981

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Specimen Labels

Aphaenogaster cardenai is restricted to caves and subterranean habitats in the Iberian Peninsula (Tinaut and Perez 2011; Ortuño et al. 2014) while Bracko et al. (2019) found a few scattered workers in Slovenia while digging in stony ground at a depth of approximately 50 cm.

At a Glance • Cave-Subterranean  



A member of the Aphaenogaster splendida-group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iberian Peninsula, Slovenia, Spain (type locality).

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.

  • cardenai. Aphaenogaster cardenai Espadaler, 1981: 77, 2 figs. (w.) SPAIN.
    • Tinaut, 1986: 245 (m.).