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Species: Strongylognathus testaceus   (Schenck, 1852) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Eciton testaceum Schenck, 1852 PDF: 117 (w.q.m.) GERMANY. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Strongylognathus: Mayr, 1853e PDF: 390.
Senior synonym of Strongylognathus diveri: Brown, 1955c PDF: 113.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

2 localities in E SLO


Social parasite of Tetramorium spp.


(Dutch vernacular name: sabelmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Strongylognathus testaceus   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 80-82, (download) 80-82 6175
Strongylognathus testaceus   Smith, F., 1858, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae., London: British Museum: 134, (download) 134 8127

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 59 times found in heathlands, 19 times found in Unknown, 10 times found in dry grassland, 2 times found in dunes & inland dunes, 2 times found in bogs & fenns, 1 times found in Foraging, 1 times found in jaral, 1 times found in P.mugo, Abies, Rododendrum, 1 times found in Wet grassland, 1 times found in xerothermic grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nbp, 1 times Open nest.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 82 times Pitfall trap, 9 times Manual catch, 3 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 1852 meters, 1207 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1926-07-15 and 2010-01-21

Type specimens: Holotype of Strongylognathus diveri: casent0901023; paratype of Strongylognathus testaceus: casent0917084; type of Strongylognathus testaceus: focol2109, focol2110, focol2111; unpublished name: Strongylognathus testaceus pyrenneus: casent0913977

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