Aphaenogaster laevior

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Aphaenogaster laevior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. laevior
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster laevior
Emery, 1887

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -3.97° to -4.324586°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Sulawesi.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • laevior. Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex) longipes var. laevior Emery, 1887b: 456 (w.) INDONESIA (Sulawesi).
    • [Misspelled as levior by Dalla Torre, 1893: 103, and others.]
    • Combination in Ischnomyrmex: Emery, 1901g: 567;
    • combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Emery, 1915d: 71.
    • Subspecies of longipes: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 136 (error).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1888a: 532 (footnote, in key); Dalla Torre, 1893: 103; Emery, 1901g: 567; Emery, 1915d: 71; Emery, 1921f: 65; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 134; Bolton, 1995b: 70.

Description

References

  • 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. 1887g. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 449-464 (page 456, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1888a. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza (Supplemento). Formiche raccolte dal sig. Elio Modigliani in Sumatra e nell'isola Nias. [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 529-534 (page 532, raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1915k. Definizione del genere Aphaenogaster e partizione di esso in sottogeneri. Parapheidole e Novomessor nn. gg. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna Cl. Sci. Fis. (n.s.) 19: 67-75 (page 71, combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma))
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 70, catalogue)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1978. A provisional list of Iberian Formicidae with a key to the worker caste (Hym. Aculeata). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 52: 65-95 (page 67, junior syn onym of gibbosa)
  • Emery, C. 1908d. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) (Fortsetzung.) III. Die mit Aphaenogaster verwandte Gattungengruppe. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 305-338 (page 334, variety of gibbosa)
  • Forel, A. 1892g. Quelques fourmis de la faune méditerranéenne. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 36: 452-457 (page 453, worker described; unresolved junior primary homonym of laevior Emery)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Emery C. 1887. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [concl.]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25(5): 427-473.
  • Emery C. 1901. Formiciden von Celebes. Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 14:565-580.
  • Emery, C. "Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine)." Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) (2) 5, no. 25 (1887): 427-473.