Leptothorax pocahontas

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Leptothorax pocahontas
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Leptothorax
Species: L. pocahontas
Binomial name
Leptothorax pocahontas
(Buschinger, 1979)

This species is believed to be 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  




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: Canada (type locality).

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.

  • pocahontas. Doronomyrmex pocahontas Buschinger, 1979b: 216, figs. 1-4, 7 (q.) CANADA. Buschinger & Heinze, 1993: 428 (w.m.). Included in Leptothorax: Heinze, 1998: 195 (combination not stated); combination in Leptothorax: Bolton, 2003: 270.