Temnothorax kutteri

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Temnothorax kutteri
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. kutteri
Binomial name
Temnothorax kutteri
(Cagniant, 1973)

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Specimen Labels

This species exhibits a form of social parasitism.

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.

  • kutteri. Chalepoxenus kutteri Cagniant, 1973: 148, figs. 1-4 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Combination in Temnothorax: Ward et al., 2014: 15.



  • Buschinger, A. (2009) Social parasitism among ants: a review. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 12: 219-235.
  • Cagniant, H. 1973b. Description et représentation des trois castes de Chalepoxenus kutteri (nov. sp.) (Hyménoptères Formicidae - Myrmicidae). Insectes Soc. 20: 145-156 (page 148, figs. 1-4 worker, queen, male described)
  • Ward, P.S., Brady, S.G., Fisher, B.L. & Schultz, T.R. 2014. The evolution of myrmicine ants: phylogeny and biogeography of a hyperdiverse ant clade (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology, DOI: 10.1111/syen.12090.