Temnothorax corsicus

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Temnothorax corsicus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. corsicus
Binomial name
Temnothorax corsicus
(Emery, 1895)

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Specimen Labels

This species is a workerless inquiline in the nests of Temnothorax exilis across southern Europe.

At a Glance • Workerless Inquiline  




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Croatia, France (type locality).

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.

  • corsicus. Formicoxenus corsicus Emery, 1895b: 68, fig. 2 (q.) FRANCE (Corsica). Buschinger & Winter, 1985: 70 (m.). Combination in Epimyrma: Emery, 1915a: 262; ; in Temnothorax: Ward et al., 2014: 15. See also: Menozzi, 1931c: 48; Kutter, 1973e: 281.



  • n = 10 (France) (Buschinger et al., 1986; Fischer, 1987) (as Epimyrma corsica).


  • Buschinger, A.; Winter, U. 1985. Life history and male morphology of the workerless parasitic ant Epimyrma corsica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomol. Gen. 10: 65-75 PDF
  • Emery, C. 1895n. Sopra alcune formiche della fauna mediterranea. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:59-75 (page 68, fig. 2 queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1915a. Contributo alla conoscenza delle formiche delle isole italiane. Descrizione di forme mediterrannee nuove o critiche. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 46[=(3)(6): 244-270 (page 262, Combination in Epimyrma)
  • Kutter, H. 1973f. Beitrag zur Lösung taxonomischer Probleme in der Gattung Epimyrma (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 46: 281-289 (page 281, see also)
  • Menozzi, C. 1931c. Revisione del genere Epimyrma Em. (Hymen. Formicidae) e descrizione di una specie inedita di questo genere. Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 10: 36-53 (page 48, see also)