Temnothorax aveli

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Temnothorax aveli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species group: aveli
Species: T. aveli
Binomial name
Temnothorax aveli
(Bondroit, 1918)

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Specimen Label

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Andorra, Balearic Islands, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, France (type locality), Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Malta, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Spain.


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Biology

This species is a host for the ant Temnothorax kutteri (a slave maker) (Acosta Salmerón et al., 1983; Cagniant, 1973; Buschinger et al., 1988) (rare host).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • aveli. Leptothorax aveli Bondroit, 1918: 127, fig. 62 (w.) FRANCE. Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Senior synonym of berlandi, rabaudi: Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009: 494, Plateaux & Cagniant, 2012: 430; of pici: Plateaux, L. & Cagniant, H. 2012: 430.
  • berlandi. Leptothorax berlandi Bondroit, 1918: 130 (w.) FRANCE. Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Junior synonym of rabaudi: Bernard, 1956a: 163; Bernard, 1967: 210. Revived from synonymy: Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969: 72. Junior synonym of aveli: Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009: 4494; Plateaux & Cagniant, 2012: 430.
  • curvithorax. Leptothorax curvithorax Bondroit, 1918: 130, fig. 63 (w.) FRANCE. Junior synonym of rabaudi: Bernard, 1967: 210.
  • pici. Leptothorax aveli var. pici Bondroit, 1918: 128 (w.) FRANCE. Junior synonym of aveli: Plateaux & Cagniant, 2012: 430.
  • rabaudi. Leptothorax rabaudi Bondroit, 1918: 129, fig. 64 (w.q.) FRANCE. Bernard, 1967: 210 (m.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Subspecies of affinis: Menozzi, 1925d: 28; Finzi, 1933: 164. Status as species: Bernard, 1956a: 163; Bernard, 1967: 210; Collingwood, 1976: 304. Senior synonym of curvithorax: Bernard, 1967: 210. Junior synonym of aveli: Casevitz-Weulersse & Galkowski, 2009: 494; Plateaux & Cagniant, 2012: 430.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 9 (France) (Fischer, 1987) (as Leptothorax rabaudi).

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