Bothriomyrmex costae

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Bothriomyrmex costae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Bothriomyrmex
Species: B. costae
Binomial name
Bothriomyrmex costae
Emery, 1869

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 40.833333° to 40.383333°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Italy (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • costae. Bothriomyrmex costae Emery, 1869c: 118 (q.m.) ITALY.
    • Incertae sedis in Bothriomyrmex: Seifert, 2012b: 103.
    • Junior synonym of meridionalis: Mayr, 1870b: 954; Forel, 1874: 99 (in list); Mayr, 1877: 20 (in list); Emery & Forel, 1879: 454; Mayr, 1880: 30; Dalla Torre, 1893: 170; Ruzsky, 1905b: 484; Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 160; Emery, 1913a: 28; Emery, 1914e: 2; Forel, 1915d: 42 (in key).
    • Subspecies of meridionalis: Santschi, 1919i: 205; Menozzi, 1925d: 34.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1870: 195; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 164; Shattuck, 1994: 33; Bolton, 1995b: 81; Poldi, et al. 1995: 6; Borowiec, L. 2014: 22.

Description

References

  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971c. Catalogo delle specie di Formicidae d'Italia (Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia X). Memorie della Societa Entomologica Italiana 50: 5-287 (page 164, revived status as species)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 81, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1869c. Descrizione di una nuova formica italiana. Annu. Mus. Zool. R. Univ. Napoli 5: 117-118 (page 118, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1913a [1912]. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50 (page 28, junior synonym of meridionalis)
  • Mayr, G. 1870b. Neue Formiciden. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 20: 939-996 (page 954, junior synonym of meridionalis)
  • Santschi, F. 1919i. Fourmis du genre Bothriomyrmex Emery. (Systématique et moeurs.). Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 7: 201-224 (page 205, revived from synonymy as variety of meridionalis)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Emery, C. "Descrizione di una nuova formica italiana." Annuario del Museo Zoologie della R. Università di Napoli 5 (1869): 117-118.
  • Emery, C. "Les espèces européennes et orientales du genre Bothriomyrmex." Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 56 (1925): 5-22.
  • Santschi, F. "Fourmis du genre "Bothriomyrmex" Emery (Systematique et moeurs)." Revue zoologique Africaine 7(3) (1919): 201-224.