Leptothorax buschingeri

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Leptothorax buschingeri
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Leptothorax
Species: L. buschingeri
Binomial name
Leptothorax buschingeri
Kutter, 1967

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Switzerland (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

This species is most probably a junior synonym of Leptothorax acervorum. Only a couple of males from one colony have been described. Having compared the type material with numerous ordinary males of L. acervorum, and with a number of misshaped specimens, I am convinced that L. buschingeri represents nothing but teratological specimens of the presumed host species. ABuschinger 03:33, 30 November 2012 (EST)

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • buschingeri. Leptothorax buschingeri Kutter, 1967b: 88, fig. 15 (m.) SWITZERLAND. See also: Kutter, 1977c: 128.

Description

References

  • Kutter, H. 1967c. Beschreibung neuer Sozialparasiten von Leptothorax acervorum F. (Formicidae). Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 40: 78-91 (page 88, fig. 15 male described)
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 128, see also)