Nothing is known about the biology of Aphaenogaster karpathica.
A member of the A. testaceopilosa group. Compared with Aphaenogaster balcanica, Aphaenogaster melitensis and Aphaenogaster balcanicoides, the ratio between CI and SI is different. The widths of the petiole and postpetiole together are wider than in the other species: PPPI-mean 54.7, against 50.9–51.5: in A. balcanica and A. melitensis (p < 0.01), in A. balcanicoides (p < 0.05). The scape is longer: SI-mean 158, in the other four species 149 (p < 0.01). The setosity is shorter than in A. balcanica. Gynes and males unknown. (Boer 2013)
Keys including this Species
- Key to Aphaenogaster European testaceopilosa-group males
- Key to Aphaenogaster European testaceopilosa-group queens
- Key to Aphaenogaster European testaceopilosa-group workers
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- karpathica. Aphaenogaster karpathica Boer, 2013: 68, fig. 36 (w.) GREECE.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Measurements (n = 13). CI 70–79 (74); CL 1.27–1.52 (1.42) mm; CW 0.93–1.15 (1.05) mm; PHI 31–35 (32); PI 73–88 (80); PPPI 50–61 (55); PSI 143–200 (170); PSLWI 67–150 (111); PWI 22–28 (24); RPH 112–143 (132); RPSI 20–65 (46); SI 147–164 (158); SI/CI 186–234 (215); SL 1.41–1.77 (1.64) mm; SPD 1–3 (1.9); 1–5.5 (4.0).
Holotype: worker, Greece: Karpathos, Amopi, v.1982 (Collingwood, WML).
The name refers to the type locality.