Aphaenogaster hesperia

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Aphaenogaster hesperia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. hesperia
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster hesperia
Santschi, 1911

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • hesperia. Aphaenogaster hesperia Santschi, 1911i: 284 (w.) SPAIN (Canary Is).
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 58.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1921f: 58; Wheeler, W.M. 1927g: 103; Wellenius, 1955: 5; Báez & Ortega, 1978: 189; Barquin Diez, 1981: 66; Hohmann, et al. 1993: 146; Bolton, 1995b: 70; Borowiec, L. 2014: 12.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 70, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 58, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Santschi, F. 1911i. Formicides de diverses provenances. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 55: 278-287 (page 284, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Hohmann H., F. La Roche, G. Ortega, and J. Barquín. 1993. Bienen, Wespen und Ameisen der Kanarischen Inseln. Veröff. Überseemus. Bremen Naturwiss. 12: 14.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Santschi, F. "Formicides de diverses provenances." Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 55 (1911): 278-287.
  • Santschi, F. "Fourmis d'Espagne et des Canaries." Boletín de la Real Sociedad española de Historia natural (Madrid) 19 (1919): 241-248.