Temnothorax melleus

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Temnothorax melleus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. melleus
Binomial name
Temnothorax melleus
(Forel, 1904)

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan (type locality).

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.

  • melleus. Leptothorax bulgaricus var. melleus Forel, 1904b: 375 (w.q.) UZBEKISTAN. Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Subspecies of bulgaricus: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1926a: 75. Raised to species: Pisarski, 1969b: 298. Senior synonym of balchashensis, csikii: Radchenko, 1995a: 26.
  • csikii. Leptothorax melleus subsp. csikii Pisarski, 1969b: 298, figs. 1-4 (w.) MONGOLIA. Junior synonym of melleus: Radchenko, 1995a: 26.
  • balchashensis. Leptothorax balchashensis Arnol'di, 1971: 1822, fig. 2 (w.q.m.) KAZAKHSTAN. Junior synonym of melleus: Radchenko, 1995a: 26.



  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1971. New species and a review of the ant genus Leptothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the Kazakstan plain. Zool. Zh. 5 50: 1818-1826 PDF
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Forel, A. 1904c [1903]. Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg. Ezheg. Zool. Muz. 8: 368-388 (page 375, worker, queen described)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1926b. Neue turkestanische Ameisen. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 20: 71-77 (page 75, Subspecies of bulgaricus)
  • Pisarski, B. 1969b. 175. Myrmicidae und Formicidae. Ergebnisse der zoologischen Forschungen von Dr. Z. Kaszab in der Mongolei (Hymenoptera). Faun. Abh. (Dres.) 2(2 29: 295-316 (page 298, raised to species)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1995a [1994]. A review of the ant genus Leptothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the central and eastern Palearctic. Communication 1. Subdivision into groups. Groups acervorum and bulgaricus. Vestn. Zool. 1994 6: 22-28 (page 26, Senior synonym of balchashensis and csikii)