Aphaenogaster prudens

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Aphaenogaster prudens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. prudens
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster prudens
(Forel, 1902)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality), Nepal.

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.

  • prudens. Stenamma (Aphaenogaster) smythiesii var. prudens Forel, 1902c: 223 (w.) INDIA.
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 59.
    • Subspecies of smythiesii: Emery, 1921f: 59; Menozzi, 1939a: 297 (in key); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 133; Bolton, 1995b: 72 (error).
    • Status as species: Collingwood, 1970: 375.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 72, catalogue)
  • Collingwood, C.A. 1970. Formicidae from Nepal. Khumba Himal. Ergebnisse des Forschungsunternehmens Nepal Himalaya 3: 371-387.
  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 59, combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Forel, A. 1902c. Myrmicinae nouveaux de l'Inde et de Ceylan. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 165-249 (page 223, worker described)