Strongylognathus alpinus

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Strongylognathus alpinus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Strongylognathus
Species: S. alpinus
Binomial name
Strongylognathus alpinus
Wheeler, W.M., 1909

Strongylognathus alpinus is a slave-making ant which uses Tetramorium impurum as a host.

At a Glance • Slave-maker  




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Switzerland (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • alpinus. Strongylognathus huberi subsp. alpinus Wheeler, W.M. 1909g: 178, fig. 1 (w.q.m.) SWITZERLAND. Hauschteck, 1962: 219 (k.). Subspecies of huberi: Kutter, 1920a: 528; Kutter, 1923: 387. Raised to species: Bondroit, 1918: 111; Baroni Urbani, 1969c: 140. See also: Kutter, 1977c: 165; Sanetra, Güsten & Schulz, 1999: 337.



  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1969b. Gli Strongylognathus del gruppo huberi nell'Europa occidentale: saggio di una revisione basata sulla casta operaia (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 99- 101: 132-168 (page 140, Raised to species)
  • Bondroit, J. 1918. Les fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 87: 1-174 (page 111, Raised to species)
  • Hauschteck, E. 1962. Die Chromosomen einiger in der Schweiz vorkommender Ameisenarten. Vierteljahrsschr. Naturforsch. Ges. Zür. 107: 213-220 (page 219, karyotype described)
  • Kutter, H. 1920. Strongylognathus Huberi For. r. alpinus Wh. eine Sklaven raubende Ameise. Biol. Zentralbl. 40: 528-538 (page 528, Race of huberi)
  • Kutter, H. 1923. Der Sklavenräuber Strongylognathus huberi For. ssp. alpinus Wheeler. Rev. Suisse Zool. 30: 387-424 (page 387, Race of huberi)
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 165, see also)
  • Sanetra, M.; Güsten, R.; Schulz, A. 1999. On the taxonomy and distribution of Italian Tetramorium species and their social parasites (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 77: 317-357 (page 337, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1909g. Observations on some European ants. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 17: 172-187 (page 178, fig. 1 worker, queen, male described)