Aphaenogaster subterranea (Latreille, 1798)

Description and notes

A slender ant with a high promesonotum, low propodeum, short spines and long gently curved antennal scapes. Aphaenogaster subterranea looks a bit like a Myrmica, at 3-5mm it is a similar size but is slimmer and has short spines. The petiole has a long peduncle rather like a Stenamma.

Distribution

Distribution map
It is not found in the British mainland but there are occasional records from the Channel Isles.

Common in central and southern Europe.

Status (in Britain only)

The Channel Islands are not included in assessments of conservation status either in Shirt (1987) or by Falk (1991).

Flight period

August

Year profile last updated

2021