Aphaenogaster italica

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Aphaenogaster italica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species group: gibbosa
Species: A. italica
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster italica
Bondroit, 1918

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Aphaenogaster gibbosa-group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Italy (type locality), Switzerland.

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.

  • italica. Aphaenogaster strioloides var. italica Bondroit, 1918: 158.
    • [First available use of Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) gibbosa subsp. strioloides var. italica Emery, 1916b: 134 (w.) ITALY; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Santschi, 1932d: 339 (q.m.).
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1921f: 58; Menozzi, 1921: 26.
    • Subspecies of gibbosa: Santschi, 1932d: 339 (redescription).
    • Status as species: Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 49; Kutter, 1977c: 80; Bolton, 1995b: 70; Poldi, et al. 1995: 3; Borowiec, L. 2014: 13; Lebas, et al. 2016: 256; Salata & Borowiec, 2018a: 13 (in key); Seifert, 2018: 176.



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.
  • Emery C. 1916. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 47: 79-275.
  • Menozzi C. 1921. Formiche dei dintorni di Sambiase di Calabria. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura. Portici. 15: 24-32.
  • Salata S., and L. Borowiec. 2018. Redescription of Aphaenogaster muschtaidica Emery, 1908 with a key to gibbosa species group. Asian Myrmecology 10: e010002
  • Schifani E., and A. Alicata. 2018. Exploring the myrmecofauna of Sicily: thirty-two new ant species recorded, including six new to Italy and many new aliens (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Polish Journal of Entomology 87 (4): 323–348.