Aphaenogaster sagei

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

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 32.812778° to 30.75°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality), Pakistan.
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.

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.




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

  • sagei. Stenamma (Aphaenogaster) sagei Forel, 1902c: 221 (w.q.m.) INDIA (Himachal Pradesh).
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster: Bingham, 1903: 275;
    • combination in Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma): Forel, 1913k: 53;
    • combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 59.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1903a: 695; Bingham, 1903: 275; Forel, 1904c: 25; Forel, 1906b: 87; Emery, 1908c: 336; Emery, 1915d: 71; Emery, 1921f: 59; Menozzi, 1939a: 296; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 132; Bolton, 1995b: 72; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 301; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 40; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 33.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bharti H. 2001. Check list of ants from north-west India I. Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology 21(2): 163-167.
  • Bharti H., Y. P. Sharma, M. Bharti, and M. Pfeiffer. 2013. Ant species richness, endemicity and functional groups, along an elevational gradient in the Himalayas. Asian Myrmecology 5: 79-101.
  • Gupta S. K. 1997. Hymenoptera. Zool. Surv. India, Fauna of Conservation areas 9: Fauna of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve p. 97-104.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Hua Li-zhong. 2006. List of Chinese insects Vol. IV. Pages 262-273. Sun Yat-sen university Press, Guangzhou. 539 pages.
  • Li Z.h. 2006. List of Chinese Insects. Volume 4. Sun Yat-sen University Press
  • Mani M. S., and S. Singh. 1962. Entomological survey of Himalaya. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 59(1): 84-85.
  • Menozzi C. 1939. Formiche dell'Himalaya e del Karakorum raccolte dalla Spedizione italiana comandata da S. A. R. il Duca di Spoleto (1929). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano. 78: 285-345.
  • Pajni H. R., and R. K. Suri. 1978. First report on the Formicid fauna (Hymenoptera) of Chandigarh. Res. Bull. (Science) Punjab University 29: 5-12.
  • Rasheed M. T., I. Bodlah, A. G. Fareen, A. A. Wachkoo, X. Huang, and S. A. Akbar. 2019. A checklist of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Pakistan. Sociobiology 66(3): 426-439.
  • Tak N., and N. S. Rathore. 2008. Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Fauna of Pin Valley National Park, Conservation Area Series,Zool. Surv. India 34: 53-60.