Temnothorax kaszabi

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Temnothorax kaszabi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. kaszabi
Binomial name
Temnothorax kaszabi
(Pisarski, 1969)
Synonyms

It inhabits mainly steppes, dry meadows; rarely it lives in lighted, open forests; nests are built in soil. (Radchenko 2004)

Identification

Radchenko (2004) - T. kaszabi is similar to the Euro-Siberian Temnothorax tuberum and differs from it by the colour of the first gastral tergite. The differences between this species and Temnothorax michali are noted under the latter species.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Mongolia (type locality), Russian Federation.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • kaszabi. Leptothorax kaszabi Pisarski, 1969b: 301, figs. 11-17 (w.q.) MONGOLIA. Radchenko, 1995c: 19 (m.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Senior synonym of sachalinensis: Radchenko, 1995c: 19.
  • sachalinensis. Leptothorax tuberum subsp. sachalinensis Kupyanskaya, 1990: 142 (w.q.) RUSSIA. Junior synonym of kaszabi: Radchenko, 1995c: 19.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Type Material

Radchenko (2004) - Mongolia, Central aimak, SE from Somon Bajanzogt, 1600ma.s.l., 27.vii.1966, No. 749, leg. Z. Kaszab. (Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University);

Determination Clarifications

Radchenko (2004) - Collingwood (1976) recorded from North Korea the South European species, Temnothorax rabaudi, but the specimens from De-song-san, 12 km NE of Pyongyang, Nr. 38 indeed belong to Temnothorax kaszabi (material in HNHM, examined); this Collingwood’s mistake was repeated by Terayama et al. (1992) and by Kim (1996, 2003).

References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Pisarski, B. 1969b. 175. Myrmicidae und Formicidae. Ergebnisse der zoologischen Forschungen von Dr. Z. Kaszab in der Mongolei (Hymenoptera). Faun. Abh. (Dres.) 2(2 29: 295-316 (page 301, figs. 11-17 worker, queen described)
  • Radchenko, A. 2004. A review of the ant genera Leptothorax Mayr and Temnothorax Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the Eastern Palaearctic. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae. 50(2):109-137. PDF
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1995c. A review of the ant genus Leptothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the central and eastern Palearctic. Communication 2. Groups tuberum, corticalis, affinis, clypeatus, alinae and singularis. Vestn. Zool. 2-3: 14-21 (page 19, male described)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1995c. A review of the ant genus Leptothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the central and eastern Palearctic. Communication 2. Groups tuberum, corticalis, affinis, clypeatus, alinae and singularis. Vestn. Zool. 2-3: 14-21 (page 19, Senior synonym of sachalinensis)