Temnothorax leviceps

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Temnothorax leviceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. leviceps
Binomial name
Temnothorax leviceps
(Emery, 1898)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 44.483333° to 35.234715°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Italy (type locality), Spain.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • leviceps. Leptothorax tuberum var. leviceps Emery, 1898c: 134 (w.) ITALY. Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Subspecies of exilis: Emery, 1916b: 174; Menozzi, 1925d: 27. Junior synonym of exilis: Baroni Urbani, 1971d: 1041. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Collingwood, 1978: 70. Senior synonym of dichroa: Emery, 1916b: 174.
  • dichroa. Leptothorax exilis var. dichroa Emery, 1916b: 174 (w.) ITALY. [First available use of Leptothorax tuberum subsp. exilis var. dichroa Emery, 1905a: 452; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of leviceps: Emery, 1916b: 174.

Description

References

  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971d. Studien zur Ameisenfauna Italiens XI. Die Ameisen des Toskanischen Archipels. Betrachtungen zur Herkunft der Inselfaunen. Rev. Suisse Zool. 7 78: 1037-1067 (page 1041, Junior synonym of exilis)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1978. A provisional list of Iberian Formicidae with a key to the worker caste (Hym. Aculeata). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 52: 65-95 (page 70, Revived from synonymy, and raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1898c. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der palaearktischen Ameisen. Öfvers. Fin. Vetensk.-Soc. Förh. 20: 124-151 (page 134, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 174, Variety of exilis)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 174, Senior synonym of dichroa)
  • Menozzi, C. 1925d [1924]. Res mutinenses. Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Atti Soc. Nat. Mat. Modena 55[=(6)3 3: 22-47 (page 27, Variety of exilis)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
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  • Collingwood, C. A. "A provisional list of Iberian Formicidae with a key to the worker caste." EOS (Revista española de entomología) Nº LVII (1978): 65-95.
  • Emery C. 1916. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 47: 79-275.
  • Emery, C. "Beiträge zur Kenntniss der palaearktischen Ameisen." Öfversigt af Finska Vetenskaps-Societetens Förhandlingar (Helsinki) 20 (1898): 124-151.
  • Finzi, B. "Formiche dell'isola d'Elba e Monte Argentario." Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 56 (1924): 12-15.
  • Finzi, B. "Raccolte entomologiche nell'Isola di Capraia fatte da C. Mancini e F. Capra (1927-1931). II. Formicidae." Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 11 (1933): 162-165.
  • Legakis Collection Database
  • Ovazza M. 1953. Contributions a l'etude biologique de la Camargue , Formicides. Vie et Milieu 4(4) : 751-753.
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  • Salata S., and L. Borowiec. 2019. Preliminary division of not socially parasitic Greek Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) with a description of three new species. ZooKeys 877: 81-131.
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