Strumigenys perturba

Strumigenys perturba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Strumigenys
Species: S. perturba
Binomial name
Strumigenys perturba
Bolton, 2000

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Specimen labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Strumigenys perturba.


Bolton (2000) – A member of the koningsbergeri complex in the Strumigenys koningsbergeri-group. See Strumigenys koningsbergeri.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

Distribution based on AntMaps

Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





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

  • perturba. Strumigenys perturba Bolton, 2000: 850 (w.q.) BORNEO.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype. TL 3.0, HL 0.88, HW 0.76, CI 86, ML 0.39, MI 44, SL 0.46, SI 61, PW 0.35, AL 0.80. With characters of koningsbergeri-complex. Preocular concavity forms a short, shallowly depressed basin on ventral surface of head. Upper scrobe margins not constricted above eye so that only extreme outer arc of eye visible in full-face view, or eye wholly concealed. Upper scrobe margin with minute irregularities from which small hairs arise, but without a row of triangular teeth, without a jagged appearance. Depression across posterior vertex of head broad but very shallow. Pronotum without a pair of short standing hairs close to anterodorsal margin. Pronotal humeral hair extremely short, straight and stubby. All erect hairs on cephalic dorsum, and single pair on mesonotum, extremely short. Katepisternum mostly smooth, metapleuron usually with a small smooth patch. Bullae of femoral glands form small but conspicuous ovals on middle and hind legs. Lamella on propodeal declivity broad, in profile its posterior (free) margin shallowly convex. Standing hairs on first gastral tergite short, weakly expanded and flattened toward the apex.

Paratypes. TL 2.7-3.1, HL 0.81-0.91, HW 0.69-0.78, CI 85-87, ML 0.35-0.42, MI 43-47, SL 0.42-0.48, SI 58-62, PW 0.34-0.37, AL 0.72-0.84 (10 measured).

Type Material

Holotype worker, Malaysia: Sabah, Crocker Range, 1200 m., 19.v.1987, #31 a (Burckhardt & Lobl) (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève). Paratypes. 21 workers and 2 queens with same data as holotype; 3 workers, Crocker Range, 1600 m., 18.v.1987, #30a (Lobl & Burckhardt); 6 workers, Sabah, Poring Hot Springs, 7.v.1987, 500 m., #15a (Burckhardt & Lobl) (MHNG, The Natural History Museum, Museum of Comparative Zoology).


  • Bolton, B. 2000. The ant tribe Dacetini. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute. 65:1-1028. (page 850, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58