Temnothorax clypeatus

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Temnothorax clypeatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species group: clypeatus
Species: T. clypeatus
Binomial name
Temnothorax clypeatus
(Mayr, 1853)

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Specimen Label

In Greece this arboreal species is associated with deciduous trees, especially large oaks in sunny habitats (Salata & Borowiec, 2019).

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Austria (type locality), Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • clypeatus. Myrmica clypeata Mayr, 1853c: 282 (w.) AUSTRIA. Stitz, 1914: 62 (q.m.); Emery, 1916b: 183 (q.); Jaeger, 1933: 101 (m.). Combination in Leptothorax: Mayr, 1855: 436; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. See also: Stitz, 1939: 177; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 103; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992; 135.

Type Material

Types studied by Salata et al. (2018): Temnothorax clypeatus: Syntype (w.) (CASENT0901782): [clypeatus| G. Mayr, Type. || SYN- | TYPE || Brit. Mus. | 1922-501 || Prater | Coll. G. Mayr || ANTWEB | CASENT | 0901782 || BMNH(E) | 1014983] (BMNH).