Temnothorax melas

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Temnothorax melas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. melas
Binomial name
Temnothorax melas
(Espadaler, Plateaux & Casevitz-Weulersse, 1984)

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 42.9° to 41.783333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: 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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • melas. Leptothorax melas Espadaler, Plateaux & Casevitz-Weulersse, 1984: 123, figs. 1-15 (w.q.m.) FRANCE (Corsica). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271.



  • n = 13 (France) (Fischer, 1987) (as Leptothorax melas).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Antarea (at www.antarea.fr on June 11th 2017)
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Casevitz-Weulersse J. 1990. Etude Systematique de la Myrmecofaune Corse (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), deuxieme partie. Bull. Mus. Natn. Hist. Nat. Paris. 4eme serie 12, section A(2): 415-442.
  • Casevitz-Weulersse J. 1990. Étude systématique de la myrmécofaune corse (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (Première partie). Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Sect. A Zool. Biol. Écol. Anim. (4) 12: 135-163.
  • Casevitz-Weulersse, J. "Contribution a la connaisance des fourmis de la Corse (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." These de Doctorat Museum Nat (1989): 379pp.
  • Espadaler, X., L. Plateaux, and J. Casevitz-Weulersse. "Leptothorax melas, n. sp., de Corse. Notes écologiques et biologiques." Revue Francaise d'Entomologie (Nouvelle Série) 6 (1984): 123-132.
  • Seifert B. 1995. Two new Central European subspecies of Leptothorax nylanderi (Förster, 1850) and Leptothorax sordidulus Müller, 1923 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Abhandlungen und Berichte des Naturkundemuseums Görlitz 68(7): 1-18.
  • Seifert, B. "Temnothorax saxonicus (Seifert, 1995) stat.n., comb.n.: a parapatric, closely-related species of T. sordidulus (Müller, 1923) comb.n. and description of two new closely-related species, T. schoedli sp.n. and T. artvinense sp.n., from Turkey (Hym., Form.)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 1-12.