Tapinolepis trimenii

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Tapinolepis trimenii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Plagiolepidini
Genus: Tapinolepis
Species: T. trimenii
Binomial name
Tapinolepis trimenii
(Forel, 1895)

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • trimenii. Plagiolepis trimenii Forel, 1895g: 430 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1922: 596 (q.). Combination in Plagiolepis (Anoplolepis): Arnold, 1922: 595; in Anoplolepis: Emery, 1925b: 18; in Anoplolepis (Mesanoplolepis): Santschi, 1930b: 72; in Tapinolepis: Bolton, 2003: 268. Current subspecies: nominal plus angolensis, karrooensis.

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 596, queen described)
  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 595, combination in Plagiolepis (Anoplolepis))
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 67, catalogue)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 268, Combination in Tapinolepis)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 18, combination in Anoplolepis)
  • Forel, A. 1895h. Une nouvelle fourmi melligère. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 39: 429-430 (page 430, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1930b. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola, 1928-1929. Formicides de l'Angola. Rev. Suisse Zool. 37: 53-81 (page 72, combination in Anoplolepis (Mesanoplolepis))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14: 579-674.
  • Braschler B., S. L. Chown, and K. J.Gaston. 2012. The Fynbos and Succulent Karoo Biomes Do Not Have Exceptional Local Ant Richness. PLoS ONE 7(3): e31463.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031463
  • Forel A. 1895. Une nouvelle fourmi melligère. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 39: 429-430.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Prins A. J. 1963. A list of the ants collected in the Kruger National Park with notes on their distribution. Koedoe 6: 91-108.
  • Prins A. J. 1964. Revised list of the ants collected in the Kruger National Park. Koedoe 7: 77-93.