Aphaenogaster striativentris

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Aphaenogaster striativentris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species group: gibbosa
Species: A. striativentris
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster striativentris
Forel, 1895

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Specimen Labels


A member of the Aphaenogaster gibbosa-group.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iberian Peninsula, Spain (type locality), Spain (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Castro et al. (2016) described a stridulatory structure in this species. They used SEM photographs to discern the details they reported.

The pars stridens is oval, but in this case it is wider than long, with a length of 0.09 mm and a width of 0.14 mm. The striation is thinner than the values obtained for Aphaenogaster senilis by Álvarez (2009), with a ridge average width of 0.90 μm. Pillars are more prominent than in A. senilis but, as in other species of Aphaenogaster, they are scarcely conspicuous and have a more diffuse sculpture.



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

  • striativentris. Aphaenogaster striola r. striativentris Forel, 1895d: 228 (w.) SPAIN.
    • Tinaut & Jiménez-Rojas, 1991: 118 (q.m.).
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 58.
    • Subspecies of gibbosa: Emery, 1908c: 334; Emery, 1921f: 58; Ceballos, 1956: 298.
    • Status as species: Collingwod & Yarrow, 1969: 60; Collingwood, 1978: 80 (in key); Tinaut & Jiménez-Rojas, 1991: 118 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 73; Borowiec, L. 2014: 19; Lebas, et al. 2016: 256; Salata & Borowiec, 2018a: 12 (in key); Gómez, et al. 2018: 221 (in key).



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood, C. A., and I. H. H. Yarrow. "A survey of Iberian Formicidae." EOS (Revista española de entomología) 44 (1969): 53-101.
  • Gomez K., D. Martinez, and X. Espadaler. 2018. Phylogeny of the ant genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Iberian Peninsula, with the description of a new species. Sociobiology 65: 215-224.
  • Hernandez Cuba O., J. L. Perez-Bote, and J. M. Garcia Jimenez. 2006. Los formicidos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) del Parque Natural de Cornaldo (suroeste de la Peninsula Iberica). Boletin Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa 38: 356-358.
  • Tinaut A. 2016. Ants of the Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Mountains Natural Park (Andalusia, Spain) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent., 40 (1-2): 125-159.
  • Tinaut, A., and J. Jiménez Rojas. "Redescripción de Aphaenogaster striativentris Forel, 1895 y consideraciones sobre su polimorfismo (Hymenotera, Formicidae)." EOS (Revista española de entomología) 66 (2) (1991): 117-126.