Leptothorax faberi

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Leptothorax faberi
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Leptothorax
Species: L. faberi
Binomial name
Leptothorax faberi
Buschinger, 1983

This species is an inquiline. Queens live in the nest of a different ant species, have no workers and are entirely dependent on their hosts for food. The queens produce eggs that are cared for and raised to maturity by the host workers.

At a Glance • Workerless Inquiline  

 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: Canada (type locality), United States.

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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • faberi. Leptothorax faberi Buschinger, 1983: 198, figs. 1-5 (w.q.m.) CANADA. See also: Loiselle, Francoeur, Fischer & Buschinger, 1990: 329.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 15 (Canada) (Buschinger, 1982).
  • n = 16 (Canada) (Fischer, 1987).

References