Aphaenogaster subterranea borealis

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Aphaenogaster subterranea borealis
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Aphaenogaster occidentalis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Aphaenogaster
Species: Aphaenogaster subterranea borealis
Wheeler, W.M., 1915

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Specimen Label

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Aphaenogaster occidentalis.


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

  • borealis. Aphaenogaster subterranea subsp. borealis Wheeler, W.M. 1915b: 412 (w.) CANADA. Junior synonym of occidentalis: Creighton, 1950a: 150.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 68, catalogue)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 150, junior synonym of occidentalis)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915b. Some additions to the North American ant-fauna. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 34: 389-421 (page 412, worker described)