Temnothorax kutteri

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Temnothorax kutteri
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. kutteri
Binomial name
Temnothorax kutteri
(Cagniant, 1973)

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Specimen Labels

This species exhibits a form of social parasitism.

At a Glance • Dulotic  

 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: France (type locality), Iberian Peninsula, Spain.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

This species is a slave-maker with the following hosts:

Life History Traits

  • Queen number: monogynous (Ehrhardt, 1982; Frumhoff & Ward, 1992)

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • kutteri. Chalepoxenus kutteri Cagniant, 1973: 148, figs. 1-4 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Combination in Temnothorax: Ward et al., 2014: 15.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 12 (France) (Fischer, 1987) (as Chalepoxenus kutteri).

Worker Morphology

  • Caste: monomorphic

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Acosta, F. J. Las comunidades de hormigas en las etapas seriales del encinar. Madrid: Universidad Complutense, 1980.
  • AntArea. Accessed on February 5th 2014 at http://antarea.fr/fourmi/
  • Antarea (at www.antarea.fr on June 11th 2017)
  • Asociacion Iberica de Mirmecologia. 2012. List of species collected during the Taxomara Tres Cantos 2012. Iberomyrmex 4: 17-18.
  • Beibl, J., A. Buschinger, S. Foitzik and J. Heinze. 2007. Phylogeny and phylogeography of the Mediterranean species of the parasitic ant genus Chalepoxenus and its Temnothorax hosts. Insectes Sociaux 54:189-199
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  • Borowiec L., C. Galkowski, and S. Salata. 2015. What is Tetramorium semilaeve André, 1883? (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 512:39-62.
  • Buschinger, A., W. Ehrhardt, K. Fischer, and J. Ofer. "The slave-making ant genus Chalepoxenus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). I. Review of literature, range, slave species." Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, Ökologie und Geographie der Tiere (Jena) 115 (1988): 383-401.
  • Casevitz-Weulersse J., and C. Galkowski. 2009. Liste actualisee des Fourmis de France (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 114: 475-510.
  • Espadaler, X., and C. Restrepo. "Els gèneres Epimyrma Emery i Chalepoxenus Menozzi, formigues paràsites socials (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), a la Península Ibèrica. Estat actual del coneixement." Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d'Història Natural 49 (Sec. Z (1983): 123-126.
  • Gómez C., and S. Abril. 2011. Selective logging in public pine forests of the central Iberian Peninsula: Effects of the recovery process on ant assemblages Forest Ecology and Management 262: 1061-1066.
  • Lebas C., C. Galkowski, P. Wegnez, X. Espadaler, and R. Blatrix. 2015. The exceptional diversity of ants on mount Coronat (Pyrénées-Orientales), and Temnothorax gredosi(Hymenoptera, Formicidae) new to France. R.A.R.E., T. XXIV (1): 24 – 33
  • Sommer F., and H. Cagniant. 1988. Peuplements de fourmis des Albères Orientales (Pyrénées-Orientales, France) (Première partie). Vie Milieu 38: 189-200.
  • Tinaut A. 2016. Ants of the Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Mountains Natural Park (Andalusia, Spain) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Boln. Asoc. esp. Ent., 40 (1-2): 125-159.