Temnothorax curtulus

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Temnothorax curtulus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. curtulus
Binomial name
Temnothorax curtulus
(Santschi, 1929)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Morocco (type locality), Spain.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • curtulus. Leptothorax tebessae st. curtulus Santschi, 1929e: 158, fig. 7 (w.) MOROCCO.
    • Cagniant, 1970a: 426 (q.m.).
    • Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271.
    • Raised to species: Cagniant, 1970a: 425.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus gentilis.
    • See also: Cagniant, 1987c: 249; Cagniant & Espadaler, 1997: 276.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Cagniant, H. 1970a [1969]. Deuxième liste de fourmis d'Algérie récoltées principalement en forêt. (1re partie). Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Toulouse 105: 405-430 (page 426, queen, male described; page 425, Raised to species)
  • Cagniant, H. 1987c [1986]. Contribution à la connaissance des fourmis marocaines. Leptothorax personatus n. sp. (Hym. Formicoidea). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 91: 243-250 (page 249, see also)
  • Cagniant, H.; Espadaler, X. 1997. Les Leptothorax, Epimyrma et Chalepoxenus du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Clé et catalogue des espèces. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (n.s.) 33: 259-284 (page 276, see also)
  • Santschi, F. 1929e. Fourmis du Maroc, d'Algérie et de Tunisie. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 69: 138-165 (page 158, fig. 7 worker described)