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Apomyrma stygia is a species of ant found in West Africa, first described in 1970 (1970).[1] It is the only species in the genus Apomyrma, tribe Apomyrmini, and subfamily Apomyrminae.[2] A newly described species, Opamyrma hungvuong, is apparently related to Apomyrma.[3] It has been suggested the ant primarily lives in tropical forests, and apparently belongs to a guild of centipede feeding ants.[1]

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Apomyrma stygia worker
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Apomyrminae
Tribe: Apomyrmini
Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988
Genus: Apomyrma
Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988
A. stygia
Binomial name
Apomyrma stygia
Brown, Gotwald & Levieux 1970


  1. ^ a b Brown W. L., Jr.; W. H. Gotwald; Jean Lévieux Jr. (1970). "A new genus of ponerine ants from West Africa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with ecological notes". Psyche. 77 (3): 259–275. doi:10.1155/1970/64703.
  2. ^ Bolton, B. (2018). "Apomyrminae". AntCat. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ Yamane, Seiki; Tuan Viet Bui & Katsuyuki Eguchi (2008-05-12). "Opamyrma hungvuong, a new genus and species of ant related to Apomyrma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae)". Zootaxa. 1767: 55–63. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1767.1.3.

External linksEdit

  • Saux, Corrie; Fisher, Brian L.; Spicer, Greg S. (November 2004). "Dracula ant phylogeny as inferred by nuclear 28S rDNA sequences and implications for ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 33 (2): 457–468. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.06.017. PMID 15336679.
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