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Genus: Harpagoxenus   Forel, 1893 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

3 species, 1 subspecies

Harpagoxenus Forel, 1893b PDF: 167. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Genus Harpagoxenus references
Mayr, 1863a PDF: 456 (catalogue); Mayr, 1865 PDF: 23 (diagnosis); Emery, 1882a: 279 (Europe & Algeria species); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 63 (catalogue); Emery, 1924f: 265 (diagnosis, catalogue); Creighton, 1950a PDF: 284 (North America species key); Bernard, 1967a PDF: 223 (diagnosis); Smith, 1979: 1398 (North America catalogue); Radchenko, 1994b: 112 (South Siberia species key); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1049 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 211 (catalogue); Xu, 2012a: 21 (all species key).


   Genus is native to: Nearctic, Palearctic bioregions.

Nearctic Region: Alberta, Colorado, Georgia, Ohio, Quebec
Palearctic Region: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dolnoslaskie, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174

Genus HarpagoxenusHNS Forel, 1893

HarpagoxenusHNS Forel, 1893: 167.

Type-species: Myrmica sublaevis NylanderHNS, 1849.

Workers and queens. Head large, subrectangular with broad edentate mandibles. Both petiole and postpetiole have strongly developed ventral tooth-like projections. Palp formula 5:3. Antennae 11 segmented.

Male. Similar to Leptothorax acervorumHNS but with ventral projecting tooth on postpetiole as in female castes. Antennae 12 segmented.

This genus contains at most 2 or 3 palaearctic and 1 North American species living in semi-parasitic dulotic relationship with members of the closely related genus LeptothoraxHNS

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