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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Aphaenogaster Mayr

Genus Aphaenogaster Mayr (1853b: 107)

Mayr's (1853b) genus description is at {original description}

In Myrmicinae: Pheidolini (Bolton, 1995: 20). Emery (1921f) separated four subgenera, of which the following are relevant to Egypt -
Deromyrma (Forel Emery - worker with the head elongated behind into a distinct neck, sometimes extremely long (as in Madagascar species); antennae slender, usually terminated in a weak four-segmented club
Attomyrma - head not elongated behind; antennae terminating in a four-segmented club much thicker than rest of the funiculus; basal segment of gaster smooth or longitudinally striated

See also Bondroit (1918: 155 ff, illustrated) {original description} .

Egyptian species - Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) splendida (Roger), Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) syriaca (Emery) and, possibly Aphaenogaster (Deromyrma) phillipsi Wheeler & Mann

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