Temnothorax graecus

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Temnothorax graecus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species group: graecus
Species: T. graecus
Binomial name
Temnothorax graecus
(Forel, 1911)

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Specimen Label

This species is associated mostly with moderately humid to arid deciduous forests or mediterranean bushes and has been collected on rocks and stones (Salata & Borowiec, 2019).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (type locality), Republic of Macedonia.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • graecus. Leptothorax bulgaricus subsp. graecus Forel, 1911d: 336 (w.q.) GREECE. Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Raised to species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 55.

Type Material

Types studied by Salata et al. (2018): Temnothorax graecus: Syntype (w.) (CASENT0909017): [L. bulgaricus | For | r. graecus | typi Forel | (…)|| Lectotype | Leptothorax graecus | Forel, 1911 top specimen | det. A. Schulz & M. Verhaagh 1999 || Typus || r. L. graecus || Coll. | A. Forel || ANTWEB | CASENT | 0909017] (MHNG).