Temnothorax corsicus

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Temnothorax corsicus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. corsicus
Binomial name
Temnothorax corsicus
(Emery, 1895)

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Specimen Labels

This species is a workerless inquiline in the nests of Temnothorax exilis across southern Europe.

At a Glance • Workerless Inquiline  

 

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 44.966667° to 42.229602°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Croatia, France (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • corsicus. Formicoxenus corsicus Emery, 1895b: 68, fig. 2 (q.) FRANCE (Corsica). Buschinger & Winter, 1985: 70 (m.). Combination in Epimyrma: Emery, 1915a: 262; ; in Temnothorax: Ward et al., 2014: 15. See also: Menozzi, 1931c: 48; Kutter, 1973e: 281.

Description

Karyotype

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

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bernard F. 1967. Faune de l'Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen. 3. Les fourmis (Hymenoptera Formicidae) d'Europe occidentale et septentrionale. Paris: Masson, 411 pp.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Buschinger, A., and U. Winter. "Life history and male morphology of the workerless parasitic ant Epimyrma corsica (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Entomologia Generalis 10 (1985): 65-75.
  • Buschinger, A. "The Epimyrma species of Corsica." Spixiana 8 (3) (1985): 277-280.
  • Casevitz-Weulersse J. 1990. Etude Systematique de la Myrmecofaune Corse (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), deuxieme partie. Bull. Mus. Natn. Hist. Nat. Paris. 4eme serie 12, section A(2): 415-442.
  • Casevitz-Weulersse J. 1990. Étude systématique de la myrmécofaune corse (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (Première partie). Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Sect. A Zool. Biol. Écol. Anim. (4) 12: 135-163.
  • Emery C. 1916. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 47: 79-275.
  • Emery, C. "Sopra alcune formiche della fauna mediterranea." Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (5)5 (1895): 59-75 [pagination of separate: 291-307].
  • 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
  • Mei M. 1992. A survey of the socially parasitic ant genera Epimyrma Emery, 1915 and Chalepoxenus Menozzi, 1922 in Italy (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Myrmicinae). Insectes Sociaux. 39: 145-156.
  • Menozzi C. 1931. Revisione del genere Epimyrma Em. (Hymen. Formicidae) e descrizione di una specie inedita di questo genere. Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana. 10: 36-53.