Tetramorium inerme

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Tetramorium inerme
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. inerme
Binomial name
Tetramorium inerme
Mayr, 1877

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Armenia, China, Iran, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan.

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.

  • inerme. Tetramorium caespitum var. inerme Mayr, 1877: 17 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. [Redescribed in Latin: Mayr, 1880: 19.] Ruzsky, 1905b: 540 (q.). Subspecies of caespitum: Ruzsky, 1903b: 309; Forel, 1904b: 371; Emery, 1909d: 705. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 133; Santschi, 1927a: 57. Senior synonym of picta, plana, reticuliventre: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.
  • reticuliventre. Tetramorium caespitum var. reticuliventre Ruzsky, 1902b: 481 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. [Also described as new by Ruzsky, 1902c: 14.] Ruzsky, 1905b: 767 (q.). Junior synonym of inerme: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.
  • picta. Tetramorium caespitum var. picta Karavaiev, 1912b: 584 (w.q.) TRANSCASPIA. Junior synonym of inerme: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.
  • plana. Tetramorium caespitum var. plana Karavaiev, 1927b: 109, fig. 5 (w.q.m.) KAZAKHSTAN. Junior synonym of inerme: Radchenko, 1992b: 53.



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 133, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1909f. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil IX. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 695-712 (page 705, Subspecies/race of caespitum)
  • Forel, A. 1904c [1903]. Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg. Ezheg. Zool. Muz. 8: 368-388 (page 371, Subspecies/race of caespitum)
  • Mayr, G. 1877a. Formicidae. In: Fedchenko, A. P. Travels in Turkestan. Vol. 2, Div. 5, No. 7. Izv. Imp. Obshch. Lyubit. Estestvozn. Antropol. Etnogr. Imp. Mosk. Univ. 26:i-iii, 1-20 (+1). (page 17, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1880. Die Ameisen Turkestan's, gesammelt von A. Fedtschenko. Tijdschr. Entomol. 23: 17-40 (page 19, redescribed in Latin)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1992b. Ants of the genus Tetramorium (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the USSR fauna. Report 2. Zool. Zh. 71(8 8: 50-58 (page 53, )
  • Ruzsky, M. 1903b. Essay on the myrmecofauna of the Kirghiz steppe. Tr. Rus. Entomol. Obshch. 36: 294-316 (page 309, Subspecies/race of caespitum)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1905b. The ants of Russia. (Formicariae Imperii Rossici). Systematics, geography and data on the biology of Russian ants. Part I. Tr. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 38(4-6 6: 1-800 (page 540, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1927b. A propos du Tetramorium caespitum L. Folia Myrmecol. Termit. 1: 52-58 (page 57, Raised to species)