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Species: Aphaenogaster subterranea   (Latreille, 1798) 

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See Also:

Aphaenogaster subterranea_cf, Aphaenogaster subterranea_cf01, Aphaenogaster subterranea_cf_cr01, Aphaenogaster subterranea ichnusa

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica subterranea Latreille, 1798 PDF: 49 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Latreille, 1802b: 220 (q.m.); Hauschteck, 1962 PDF: 219 (k.).
Combination in Manica: Jurine, 1807 PDF: 279; in Atta: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 460; in Myrmica: Nylander, 1856b PDF: 85; in Aphaenogaster: Roger, 1863b PDF: 29; in Stenamma (Aphaenogaster): Emery, 1895d PDF: 301; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1915k PDF: 70.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Algeria
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO except Alpine


Mostly xerothermous deciduous forests and forest edges

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Aphaenogaster subterranea   Forel, A., 1890, Fourmis de Tunisie et de l'Algérie orientale., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique, Comptes-rendus des Seances 34, pp. 61-76: 70, (download) 70 3926
Aphaenogaster subterranea   Emery, C., 1884, Materiali per lo studio della fauna Tunisina raccolti da G. e L. Doria. III. Rassegna delle formiche della Tunisia., Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 21, pp. 373-386: 382-385, (download) 382-385 3743
Aphaenogaster subterranea   Emery, C., 1908, Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) (Fortsetzung.). 3. Die mit Aphaenogaster verwandte Gattungen-gruppe., Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1908, pp. 305-338: 326-328, (download) 326-328 3843

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 74 times found in Unknown, 14 times found in Encinar, 10 times found in deciduous forest, 6 times found in mountain deciduous forest, 4 times found in Robedal/Castañar, 5 times found in coniferous forest, 4 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 2 times found in Pinar, 2 times found in Montaña calcarea con poca veg., 2 times found in gorge with deciduous forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 39 times Under stone, 9 times nbp, 6 times Nido bajo piedra, 1 times Nest under stone, 2 times litter layer (-5-0 cm), 1 times under stone in soil (-5-0 cm), 1 times under log, 1 times roadside, 1 times pine needles (-10-0 cm), 1 times Open (-5-0 cm, 1 times nest in rotten log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 24 times Hand, 18 times Manual catch, 16 times search, 11 times Pitfall, 3 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Winkler, 1 times Net.

Elevations: collected from 60 - 1300 meters, 455 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster gibbosa striolosubterranea: casent0907683; unpublished name: Aphaenogaster subterranea montagne: casent0907686

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