Leptothorax pacis

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Leptothorax pacis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Leptothorax
Species: L. pacis
Binomial name
Leptothorax pacis
(Kutter, 1945)

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Specimen labels

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 • Inquiline  
 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland (type locality).

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Leptothorax pacis for further details

Biology

Castes

Queen

Male

Nomenclature

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

  • pacis. Doronomyrmex pacis Kutter, 1945: 486, 3 figs. (q.) SWITZERLAND. Kutter, 1950c: 348 (m.). Included in Leptothorax: Heinze, 1998: 195 (combination not stated); combination in Leptothorax: Bolton, 2003: 270. See also: Buschinger, 1972: 169; Kutter, 1977c: 146.

Description

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