Chalepoxenus insubricus

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Chalepoxenus insubricus
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Temnothorax muellerianus)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: Chalepoxenus insubricus
Kutter, 1950

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Temnothorax muellerianus.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • insubricus. Chalepoxenus insubricus Kutter, 1950b: 337, figs. (m.) SWITZERLAND. Kutter, 1973d: 279 (w.q.). See also: Kutter, 1977c: 136. Provisional junior synonym of muellerianus: Buschinger, Erhardt, Fischer & Ofer, 1988: 398.


  • Buschinger, A.; Ehrhardt, W.; Fischer, K.; Ofer, J. 1988. The slave-making ant genus Chalepoxenus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). I. Review of literature, range, slave species. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Ökol. Geogr. Tiere 115: 383-401 (page 398, Provisional junior synonym of muellerianus )
  • Kutter, H. 1950b. Über zwei neue Ameisen. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 23: 337-346 (page 337, figs. male described)
  • Kutter, H. 1973e. Zur Taxonomie der Gattung Chalepoxenus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 46: 269-280 (page 279, worker, queen described)
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 136, see also)