Aphaenogaster kumejimana

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Aphaenogaster kumejimana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. kumejimana
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster kumejimana
Watanabe & Yamane, 1999

This species nests in rotting wood, tree holes etc. Workers turn their gasters downwards while foraging, and perform death-feigning behavior.


Total length of workers 4.5-5.5 mm. Body light brown, the head and gaster slightly darker. Legs yellow. As seen from above a large gap separates the pronotum from the mesonotum. This species is not separable from Aphaenogaster concolor in worker morphology but the two differ in chromosome number (2n=26 in kumejimana, 2n=30 in concolor). (Japanese Ant Image Database)


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Japan (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.

  • kumejimana. Aphaenogaster kumejimana Watanabe & Yamane, 1999: 731, figs. 1, 5, 15 (w.) JAPAN.



  • Watanabe, H.; Yamane, S. 1999. New species and new status in the genus Aphaenogaster (Formicidae) in the Oriental and Australian regions. In: Identification Guide to the Aculeata of the Nansei Islands. Pp. 728-736 in: Yamane, S.; Ikudome, S.; Terayama, M (page 731, described)