Aphaenogaster splendida

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Aphaenogaster splendida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: A. splendida
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster splendida
(Roger, 1859)

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Subspecies

Identification

A member of the Aphaenogaster splendida-group.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Armenia, Croatia, Greece (type locality), Iberian Peninsula, Iran, Israel, Malta, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • splendida. Atta splendida Roger, 1859: 257 (w.) GREECE.
    • Emery, 1869b: 17 (q.); Emery, 1908c: 326 (m.); Baroni Urbani, 1968b: 419 (l.).
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b: 29;
    • combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 59.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1861: 67 (in key); Roger, 1863b: 29; Mayr, 1863: 397; Emery, 1869b: 17; Dours, 1873: 167; André, 1874: 197 (in key); Emery & Forel, 1879: 462; André, 1881b: 75; André, 1883b: 360 (in key); Forel, 1886e: clxviii; Forel, 1889: 257; Emery, 1891b: 9; Dalla Torre, 1893: 105; Forel, 1904c: 5; Emery, 1908c: 325; Forel, 1911d: 346; Emery, 1916b: 131; Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 167; Bondroit, 1918: 160; Emery, 1921b: 208; Emery, 1921f: 59; Müller, 1923b: 54; Soudek, 1925b: 15; Karavaiev, 1926b: 97; Santschi, 1926f: 286; Kutter, 1927: 98; Finzi, 1930a: 156; Menozzi, 1933b: 51; Grandi, 1935: 99; Zimmermann, 1935: 13; Santschi, 1938a: 37; Finzi, 1939c: 153; Donisthorpe, 1950e: 1059; Ceballos, 1956: 298; Bernard, 1967: 136 (redescription); Baroni Urbani, 1968b: 418; Cagniant, 1970a: 414; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 54; Arnol'di, 1976b: 1025 (in key); Hamann & Klemm, 1976: 671; Collingwood, 1978: 79 (in key); Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 537 (in key); Schembri & Collingwood, 1981: 423; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 54; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 269 (in key); Kugler, J. 1988: 256; Arakelian, 1994: 32; Schulz, A. 1994a: 425 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 73; Mei, 1995: 761; Poldi, et al. 1995: 3; Bračko, 2006: 135; Petrov, 2006: 90 (in key); Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009: 487; Vonshak, et al. 2009: 41; Legakis, 2011: 8; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 467; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 17; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2013: 351; Borowiec, L. 2014: 18 (see note in bibliography); Bračko, et al. 2014: 13; Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 134; Lebas, et al. 2016: 262; Radchenko, 2016: 168; Gómez, et al. 2018: 221 (in key); Salata & Borowiec, 2018c: 42.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus transcaucasica.

Description

References

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  • 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 325, male described)
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  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 29, combination in Aphaenogaster)

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