Strongylognathus huberi

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Strongylognathus huberi
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Strongylognathus
Species: S. huberi
Binomial name
Strongylognathus huberi
Forel, 1874

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Found in sun-exposed stony pastures and other open habitats where it usually nests under stones. Known hosts of this slave-making species are Tetramorium caespitum, Tetramorium impurum and Tetramorium semilaeve (Seifert, 2018).

At a Glance • Dulotic  

 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

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Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • huberi. Strongylognathus huberi Forel, 1874: 71 (see also: 94) (w.) SWITZERLAND. André, 1885: 851 (q.); Forel, 1900e: 277 (m.); Hauschteck, 1962: 213 (k.). Senior synonym of gallica: Baroni Urbani, 1962: 132. See also: Emery, 1916b: 201; Baroni Urbani, 1969c: 137; Sanetra, Güsten & Schulz, 1999: 335.
  • gallica. Strongylognathus gallica Bondroit, 1918: 111 (w.) FRANCE. [First available use of Strongylognathus huberi subsp. huberi var. gallica Emery, 1909d: 709; unavailable name.] Subspecies of huberi: Kutter, 1923: 388. Junior synonym of huberi: Baroni Urbani, 1962: 132.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 14, 2n = 28 (Switzerland) (Hauschteck, 1962).

References

  • André, E. 1885d. Supplément aux fourmis. Pp. 833-854 in: André, Edm. 1881-1886. Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie. Tome Deuxième. Beaune: Edmond André, 919 + 48 pp. (page 851, queen described)
  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1962. Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia. I. Redia 47: 129-138 (page 132, Senior synonym of gallica)
  • 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 137, see also)
  • Borowiec, L. & Salata, S. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24, 335-401.
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 201, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1874. Les fourmis de la Suisse. Systématique, notices anatomiques et physiologiques, architecture, distribution géographique, nouvelles expériences et observations de moeurs. Neue Denkschr. Allg. Schweiz. Ges. Gesammten Naturwiss. 26: 1-452 (page 71, (see also 94) worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1900h. Fourmis du Japon. Nids en toile. Strongylognathus Huberi et voisins. Fourmilière triple. Cyphomymrex Wheeleri. Fourmis importées. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 10: 267-287 (page 277, male described)
  • Galkowski, C. & Foin, C. 2013. Nouvelles données sur la répartition de Strongylognathus huberi Forel, 1874 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) en France. Bull. Soc. Linn. bordeaux 148, n.s. 41(2), 167-174.
  • Hauschteck, E. 1962. Die Chromosomen einiger in der Schweiz vorkommender Ameisenarten. Vierteljahrsschr. Naturforsch. Ges. Zür. 107: 213-220 (page 213, karyotype described)
  • 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 335, see also)
  • Seifert, B. 2018. The ants of Central and Northern Europe. lutra Verlags- und Vertiebsgesellschaft, Tauer, 408 pp.

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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