Temnothorax angustulus

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Temnothorax angustulus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species group: angustulus
Species: T. angustulus
Binomial name
Temnothorax angustulus
(Nylander, 1856)

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Specimen Label




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Balearic Islands, Croatia, France (type locality), Iberian Peninsula, Libya, Malta, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Spain.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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This species is a host for the fungus Myrmicinosporidium durum (a pathogen) (Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012).



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

  • angustulus. Myrmica angustula Nylander, 1856b: 88, pl. 3, fig. 36 (w.) FRANCE. De Stefani, 1889: 145 (q.m.); Emery, 1916b: 183, 187 (q.m., respectively). Combination in Leptothorax: Mayr, 1861: 59; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Subspecies of tuberum: Forel, 1890a: lxxv; Emery, 1891b: 5. Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 123; Forel, 1894d: 37; Forel, 1907b: 206; Emery, 1916b: 175; Bondroit, 1918: 136. Current subspecies: nominal plus angustinodis, bordagei.
  • bordagei. Leptothorax angustulus var. bordagei Bondroit, 1918: 137 (w.) FRANCE.
    • Subspecies of angustulus: Emery, 1924d: 252; Bolton, 1995b: 236.
    • Junior synonym of angustulus: Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009: 494.

Type Material



  • n = 23 (France) (Fischer, 1987) (as Leptothorax angustulus).


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Bondroit, J. 1918. Les fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 87: 1-174 (page 136, Status as species)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 123, Status as species)
  • De Stefani, T. 1889. Miscellanea imenotterologica sicula. Nat. Sicil. 8: 140-145 (page 145, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1891c. Exploration scientifique de la Tunisie. Zoologie. - Hyménoptères. Révision critique des fourmis de la Tunisie. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, iii + 21 pp. (page 5, Race of tuberum)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 183, 187, queen, male described respectively)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 175, Status as species)
  • Espadaler, X., Santamaria, S. 2012. Ecto- and Endoparasitic Fungi on Ants from the Holarctic Region. Psyche Article ID 168478, 10 pages (doi:10.1155/2012/168478).
  • Forel, A. 1890b. Fourmis de Tunisie et de l'Algérie orientale. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 34:lxi-lxxvi. (page lxxv, Race of tuberum)
  • Forel, A. 1894d. Les Formicides de la Province d'Oran (Algérie). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 30: 1-45 (page 37, Status as species)
  • Forel, A. 1907e. Fourmis nouvelles de Kairouan et d'Orient. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 51: 201-208 (page 206, Status as species)
  • Galkowski, C., Cagniant, H. 2017. Contribution à la connaissance des fourmis du groupe angustulus dans le genre Temnothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Revue de l'Association Roussillonnaise d'Entomologie 26: 180-191.
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 59, Combination in Leptothorax)
  • Nylander, W. 1856b. Synopsis des Formicides de France et d'Algérie. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (4) 5: 51-109 (page 88, pl. 3, fig. 36 worker described)