Temnothorax nigriceps

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Temnothorax nigriceps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. nigriceps
Binomial name
Temnothorax nigriceps
(Mayr, 1855)

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Andorra, Austria (type locality), Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • nigriceps. Leptothorax nigriceps Mayr, 1855: 441 (w.) AUSTRIA. Forel, 1874: 87 (q.); Bondroit, 1920b: 304 (q.m.); Finzi, 1939: 90 (m.); Hauschteck, 1962: 219 (k.). Combination in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 271. Subspecies of tuberum: Forel, 1874: 85; Ruzsky, 1902d: 21; Bondroit, 1910: 497; Santschi, 1910e: 648; Stitz, 1914: 63; Ruzsky, 1925b: 45. Status as species: Bondroit, 1912: 351; Bondroit, 1918: 125; Müller, 1923: 93; Finzi, 1924b: 122; Finzi, 1939: 88; Boven, 1947: 179; Bernard, 1956a: 162; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 118; Kutter, 1977c: 132; Boven, 1977: 105; Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 542. Senior synonym of tuberonigriceps: Plateaux & Cagniant, 2912: 428. Current subspecies: nominal plus pyrenaeus.
  • tuberonigriceps. Leptothorax tuberum var. tuberonigriceps Forel, 1874: 88 (w.q.m.) SWITZERLAND. Junior synonym of nigriceps: Plateaux & Cagniant, 2912: 428.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 9 (Croatia; France; Germany; Italy) (Fischer, 1987) (as Leptothorax nigriceps).
  • 2n = 18 (Switzerland) (Hauschteck, 1962) (as Leptothorax nigriceps).

References

  • Arnol'di, K. V.; Dlussky, G. M. 1978. Superfam. Formicoidea. 1. Fam. Formicidae - ants. Pp. 519-556 in: Medvedev, G. S. (ed.) Keys to the insects of the European part of the USSR. Vol. 3. Hymenoptera. Part 1. Opredeliteli Faune SSSR 119:3-584. (page 542, Status as species)
  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1971c. Catalogo delle specie di Formicidae d'Italia (Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia X). Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 50: 5-287 (page 118, Status as species)
  • Bernard, F. 1956a. Révision des Leptothorax (Hyménoptères Formicidae) d'Europe occidentale, basée sur la biométrie et les genitalia mâles. Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. 81: 151-165 (page 162, Status as species)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 271, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Bondroit, J. 1910 [1909]. Les fourmis de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 53: 479-500 (page 497, Variety/race/subspecies of tuberum)
  • Bondroit, J. 1912. Fourmis de Hautes-Fagnes. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 56: 351-352 (page 351, Status as species)
  • Bondroit, J. 1918. Les fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 87: 1-174 (page 125, Status as species)
  • Bondroit, J. 1920b. Supplément aux fourmis de France et de Belgique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 88: 299-305 (page 304, queen, male described)
  • Borowiec, L. & Salata, S. 2013. Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 24, 335-401.
  • Boven, J. K. A. van. 1947b. Liste de détermination des principales espèces de fourmis belges (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 83: 163-190 (page 179, Status as species)
  • Boven, J. K. A. van. 1977. De mierenfauna van België (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Acta Zool. Pathol. Antverp. 67: 1-191 (page 105, Status as species)
  • Csosz, S. 2001. Taxonomical and distributional notes on two new and a rare Leptothorax Mayr, 1855 species for the Hungarian ant fauna (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 93: 99-106 (new record for Hungary)
  • Finzi, B. 1924b. Secondo contributo alla conoscenza della fauna mirmecologica della Venezia Giulia. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 56: 120-123 (page 122, Status as species)
  • Finzi, B. 1939b. Quinto contributo alla conoscenza della fauna mirmecologica della Venezia Giulia. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 71: 86-90 (page 90, male described)
  • Finzi, B. 1939b. Quinto contributo alla conoscenza della fauna mirmecologica della Venezia Giulia. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 71: 86-90 (page 88, Status as species)
  • Forel, A. 1874. Les fourmis de la Suisse. Systématique, notices anatomiques et physiologiques, architecture, distribution géographique, nouvelles expériences et observations de moeurs. Neue Denkschr. Allg. Schweiz. Ges. Gesammten Naturwiss. 26: 1-452 (page 87, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1874. Les fourmis de la Suisse. Systématique, notices anatomiques et physiologiques, architecture, distribution géographique, nouvelles expériences et observations de moeurs. Neue Denkschr. Allg. Schweiz. Ges. Gesammten Naturwiss. 26: 1-452 (page 85, Variety/race/subspecies of tuberum)
  • Hauschteck, E. 1962. Die Chromosomen einiger in der Schweiz vorkommender Ameisenarten. Vierteljahrsschr. Naturforsch. Ges. Zür. 107: 213-220 (page 219, karyotype described)
  • Kutter, H. 1977c. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Insecta Helv. Fauna 6: 1-298 (page 132, Status as species)
  • Mayr, G. 1855. Formicina austriaca. Beschreibung der bisher im österreichischen Kaiserstaate aufgefundenen Ameisen, nebst Hinzufügung jener in Deutschland, in der Schweiz und in Italien vorkommenden Arten. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ver. Wien 5: 273-478 (page 441, worker described)
  • Müller, G. 1923b. Le formiche della Venezia Guilia e della Dalmazia. Boll. Soc. Adriat. Sci. Nat. Trieste 28: 11-180 (page 93, Status as species)
  • Plateaux, L. & Cagniant, H. 2012. Quelques synonymies dans le genre Temnothorax Mayr, 1855 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 117 (4), 427-440.
  • Ruzsky, M. 1902d. Material on the ant fauna of the Caucasus and the Crimea. Protok. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 206(su suppl: 1-33 (page 21, Variety/race/subspecies of tuberum)
  • Ruzsky, M. 1925b. New data on the ant fauna of Siberia. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 19: 41-46 (page 45, Variety/race/subspecies of tuberum)
  • Santschi, F. 1910e. Contributions à la faune entomologique de la Roumanie. Formicides capturées par Mr. A. L. Montandon. Bul. Soc. Rom. Stiinte 19: 648-652 (page 648, Variety/race/subspecies of tuberum)
  • Stitz, H. 1914. Die Ameisen (Formicidae) Mitteleuropas, insbesondere Deutschlands. Pp. 1-111 in: Schröder, C. (ed.) Die Insekten Mitteleuropas insbesondere Deutschlands. Band II, Hymenopteren, 2. Teil. Stuttgart: Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, 256 pp. (page 63, Variety/race/subspecies of tuberum)