Aphaenogaster kimberleyensis

species of insect

Aphaenogaster kimberleyensis is a species of ant in Australia.[1] It has been found and described by Shattuck, S. O. in 2008.[2][3] It's habitat is mainly forested areas, ranging from rainforests to woodlands.[2] They build their nests using soil mounds that are more extensive than the mounds made by most ants.[4]

Aphaenogaster kimberleyensis
Scientific classification
A. kimberleyensis

Shattuck, S. O., 2008
Binomial name
Aphaenogaster kimberleyensis
Shattuck, S. O., 2008

References change

  1. Andersen, Alan N.; Lanoue, Johanna; Radford, Ian (8 June 2010). "The ant fauna of the remote Mitchell Falls area of tropical north-western Australia: biogeography, environmental relationships and conservation significance". Journal of Insect Conservation. 14 (6): 647–661. doi:10.1007/s10841-010-9294-2. S2CID 24921679.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Shattuck, Steven O. (2008). "Australian ants of the genus Aphaenogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1677 (1): 25-45. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1677.1.2. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  3. Andersen, Alan N.; Brault, Amaury (22 June 2010). "Exploring a new biodiversity frontier: subterranean ants in northern Australia". Biodiversity and Conservation. 19 (9): 2741–2750. doi:10.1007/s10531-010-9874-1. S2CID 43466051.
  4. Richards, Paul J. (September 2009). "Aphaenogaster ants as bioturbators: Impacts on soil and slope processes". Earth-Science Reviews. 96 (1–2): 92–106. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2009.06.004.