Leptothorax retractus

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Leptothorax retractus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Leptothorax
Species: L. retractus
Binomial name
Leptothorax retractus
Francoeur, 1986

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Specimen Label

At a Glance • Polygynous  

 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: Canada (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Life History Traits

  • Queen number: polygynous (Frumhoff & Ward, 1992)

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • retractus. Leptothorax retractus Francoeur, 1986a: 1152, figs. 1-17 (w.q.m.) CANADA. See also: Loiselle, Francoeur, et al. 1990: 329.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 17 (Canada) (Francoeur, 1986; Loiselle et al., 1990).
  • n = 18 (Canada) (Francoeur, 1986; Loiselle et al., 1990).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Foitzik S., and Heinze, J. 1999. Non-random size differences between sympatric species of the ant genus Leptothorax (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologia Generalis 24: 65-74.
  • Francoeur A. 1997. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada Monograph Series 2: 901-910.
  • Francoeur, A. 1986. DEUX NOUVELLES FOURMIS NÉARCTIQUES: LEPTOTHORAX RETRACTUS ET L. SPHAGNICOLUS (FORMICIDAE, HYMENOPTERA). Canadian Entomologist 118(11): 1151-1164
  • Francoeur, A. 1997. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Yukon. Pages 901– 910 in H.V. Danks and J.A. Downes (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa.
  • Heinze, J. 1995. The Origin of Workerless Parasites in Leptothorax (S. Str.) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Psyche 102 (3-4) :195-214
  • Lubertazi, D. Personal Communication. Specimen Data from Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard