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Genus Aphaenogaster - Spine-waisted Ants

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Stenammini
Genus Aphaenogaster (Spine-waisted Ants)
Remarks
"Compared with many other genera of the Myrmicinae subfamily, these ants are fairly agile due to their slenderness and long legs. This helps them to steal preys from other predators, being themselves very opportunistic scavengers." - Richard Vernier