Temnothorax formosus

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Temnothorax formosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. formosus
Binomial name
Temnothorax formosus
(Santschi, 1909)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iberian Peninsula, Morocco (type locality), Portugal, Spain.

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.

  • formosus. Leptothorax formosus Santschi, 1909b: 469 (w.) MOROCCO. Cagniant & Espadaler, 1997: 280 (q.m.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Emery, C. 1915e. Formiche raccolte nell'Eritrea dal Prof. F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 10: 3-26 (page 25, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1917a. Questions de nomenclature et synonymies relatives à quelques genres et espèces de Formicides (Hym.). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1917: 94-97 (page 96, Replacement name: pulcher)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Cagniant, H.; Espadaler, X. 1997. Les Leptothorax, Epimyrma et Chalepoxenus du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Clé et catalogue des espèces. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (n.s.) 33: 259-284 (page 280, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1909c. Leptothorax rottenbergi et espèces voisines. Rev. Suisse Zool. 17: 459-482 (page 469, worker described)