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Asian Myrmecology, Volume 10, e010002, pages 1-15, online first (online version of paper published before print issue)

Redescription of Aphaenogaster muschtaidica Emery, 1908 with a key to gibbosa species group

SEBASTIAN SALATA* and LECH BOROWIEC

Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Taxonomy, University of Wrocław, Przybyszewskiego 65, 51-148 Wrocław, Poland

Article first published online 31/January/2018

DOI: 10.20362/am.010002

Asian Myrmecology 10: e010002 (1-15)

© S. Salata and Lech Borowiec

Aphaenogaster muschtaidica Emery, 1908 n. st. is redescribed based on new material collected from Georgia. A neotype of this species is designated. Its sexual forms are described for the first time. Features defining members of A. gibbosa group are redefined and a status of Aphaenogaster subterranea fiorii Emery, 1915 n. comb. is recombined. A key to worker caste of species belonging to gibbosa group is given.

Keywords: Caucasus, new status, key, Stenammini, Aphaenogaster gibbosa group

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