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 group: palearctic
Species: T. bernardi
Binomial name
Temnothorax bernardi
(Espadaler, 1982)

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Dulotic  


Prebus (2017) - A member of the Palearctic clade.


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 40.338875° to 40.264444°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.


This species is a host for the ant Temnothorax algerianus (a slave maker) (Buschinger et al., 1990). ERROR: Temnothorax bernardi is a slave maker, living with Temnothorax gredosi, both in Spain. Temnothorax algerianus is another slave maker, living in Algeria and Morocco. Hence T. bernardi cannot be a host for T. algerianus. - Sorry, I am unable to make the edit in the correct form. (A. Buschinger)



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.



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


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.