Aphaenogaster mexicana

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Aphaenogaster mexicana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. mexicana
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster mexicana
(Pergande, 1896)

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Specimen labels


Aphaenogaster mexicana is rarely collected, but can be distinguished from other species in North America due to the head being narrowed posteriorly into a neck with a collar. The antennal scapes pass the occipital margin by one-half the length of the scape. (DeMarco, 2015)

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Mexico (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.

  • mexicana. Ischnomyrmex mexicanum Pergande, 1896: 893 (w.) MEXICO. Combination in Aphaenogaster (Ischnomyrmex): Forel, 1899c: 60; in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Emery, 1915d: 71.