Temnothorax flavispinus

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Temnothorax flavispinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. flavispinus
Binomial name
Temnothorax flavispinus
(André, 1883)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • curvispinosus. Leptothorax nigrita var. curvispinosus André, 1881b: 72 (w.) ISRAEL. [Junior primary homonym of curvispinosus Mayr, above.] Replacement name: flavispinus André, 1883a: 302.
  • flavispinus. Leptothorax nigrita var. flavispinus André, 1883a: 302. Replacement name for curvispinosus André, 1881b: 72. [Junior primary homonym of curvispinosus Mayr, 1866a: 508.] Menozzi, 1933b: 67 (m.); Kugler, J. & Soussan, 1992: 210 (q.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Raised to species: Emery, 1891b: 5. Current subspecies: nominal plus amilcaris, clivulus, impurus, rufescens.



  • André, E. 1881c. Catalogue raisonné des Formicides provenant du voyage en Orient de M. Abeille de Perrin et description des espèces nouvelles. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (6)(1): 53-78 (page 72, [Junior primary homonym of curvispinosus Mayr, 1866a: 508.]


  • André, E. 1883a. Les fourmis. [part]. Pp. 281-344 in: André, Edm. 1881-1886. Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie. Tome Deuxième. Beaune: Edmond André, 919 + 48 pp. (page 302, Replacement name for curvispinosus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Emery, C. 1891c. Exploration scientifique de la Tunisie. Zoologie. - Hyménoptères. Révision critique des fourmis de la Tunisie. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, iii + 21 pp. (page 5, Raised to species)
  • Kugler, J.; Soussan, O. 1992. Redescription and biological observations on Leptothorax flavispinus André (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Isr. J. Entomol. 25- 26: 209-213 (page 210, queen described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1933b. Le formiche della Palestina. Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 12: 49-113 (page 67, male described)