Temnothorax poeyi

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Temnothorax poeyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. poeyi
Binomial name
Temnothorax poeyi
(Wheeler, W.M., 1913)

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Specimen Labels


Wheeler (1931) reports this species has been observed nesting in crevices of limestone rocks or cliffs, often with more or less tubular carton entrance.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Cuba (type locality), Greater Antilles.

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.

  • poeyi. Macromischa poeyi Wheeler, W.M. 1913b: 489 (w.) CUBA. Combination in M. (Croesomyrmex): Mann, 1920: 408; in Croesomyrmex: Wheeler, W.M. 1931b: 26; in Leptothorax: Baroni Urbani, 1978b: 477; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 272. Senior synonym of rugiceps: Fontenla Rizo, 1997a: 52.
  • rugiceps. Macromischa (Croesomyrmex) poeyi subsp. rugiceps Aguayo, 1932: 222 (w.) CUBA. Combination in Leptothorax: Baroni Urbani, 1978b: 489. Raised to species: Baroni Urbani, 1978b: 489. Junior synonym of poeyi: Fontenla Rizo, 1997a: 52.



  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1978b. Materiali per una revisione dei Leptothorax neotropicali appartenenti al sottogenere Macromischa Roger, n. comb. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomol. Basil. 3: 395-618 (page 477, Combination in Leptothorax)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Fontenla Rizo, J. L. 1997b. Notas y sinónimos nuevos de Leptothorax (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) de Cuba. Avicennia 7: 47-53 (page 52, Senior synonym of rugiceps)
  • Mann, W. M. 1920b. Additions to the ant fauna of the West Indies and Central America. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 42: 403-439 (page 408, Combination in M. (Croesomyrmex))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913b. The ants of Cuba. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 54: 477-505 (page 489, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1931b. New and little-known ants of the genera Macromischa, Creosomyrmex and Antillaemyrmex. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 72: 1-34 (page 26, Combination in Croesomyrmex)