Temnothorax bernardi

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Temnothorax bernardi
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. bernardi
Binomial name
Temnothorax bernardi
(Espadaler, 1982)

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Dulotic  

 

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iberian Peninsula, Spain (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

This species is a host for the ant Temnothorax algerianus (a slave maker) (Buschinger et al., 1990).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • bernardi. Epimyrma bernardi Espadaler, 1982a: 1, figs. 1-11 (w.q.) SPAIN. Combination in Temnothorax: Ward et al., 2014: 15. See also: Buschinger, 1995: 75.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 10 (Spain) (Buschinger et al., 1986; Fischer, 1987) (as Epimyrma bernardi).

References

  • Buschinger, A. 1995a. Life history of the parasitic ant Epimyrma bernardi Espadaler, 1982 (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Spixiana 18: 75-81 (page 75, see also)
  • Espadaler, X. 1982a. Epimyrma bernardi n. sp., a new parasitic ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Spixiana 5: 1-6 (page 1, figs. 1-11 worker, queen described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Blanco J. L., D. Carpi, and X. Espadaler. 2012. Tres nuevas adiciones a las hormigas de Aragón (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Boletín de la Sociedad entomológica Aragonesa 50: 563-564.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Heinze J., A. Buschinger, T. Poettinger, M. Suefuji. 2015. Multiple convergent Origins of workerlessness and inbreeding in the socially parasitic ant genus Myrmoxenus. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0131023. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131023
  • Lorite P., J. A. Carrillo, M. F. García, and T. Palomeque. 2000. Chromosome numbers in Spanish Formicidae. III. Subfamily Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera). Sociobiology 36: 555-570.