Temnothorax striatulus

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Temnothorax striatulus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. striatulus
Binomial name
Temnothorax striatulus
(Stitz, 1937)

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Specimen Labels

This species is only known from type material and the types have possibly been lost.


Mackay (2000) - A member of the Temnothorax striatulus species complex. Based on the description and illustrations in Stitz (1937). This species should be easy to recognize as the propodeum is without propodeal spines or angles and completely rounded. The node of the petiole is also low and rounded. The antenna is 12-segmented.

The rounded propodeum will separate this species from all others in the New World."

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Only known from types.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • striatulus. Leptothorax striatulus Stitz, 1937: 133 (w.) MEXICO. Combination in L. (Myrafant): Kempf, 1972a: 132; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 272. See also: Mackay, 2000: 413.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Type Material

MEXICO. Guerrero. Texquitzin near Chilopa.xii-1929. L. Schultze. Mackay (2000) was not able to locate the type material.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 132, Combination in L. (Myrafant))
  • MacKay, W. P. 2000. A review of the New World ants of the subgenus Myrafant, (genus Leptothorax) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 36: 265-444 (page 413, see also)
  • Stitz, H. 1937b. Einige Ameisen aus Mexiko. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1937: 132-136 (page 133, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Dattilo W. et al. 2019. MEXICO ANTS: incidence and abundance along the Nearctic-Neotropical interface. Ecology https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2944
  • Fernandes, P.R. XXXX. Los hormigas del suelo en Mexico: Diversidad, distribucion e importancia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Longino J. T. L., and M. G. Branstetter. 2018. The truncated bell: an enigmatic but pervasive elevational diversity pattern in Middle American ants. Ecography 41: 1-12.
  • Vásquez-Bolaños M. 2011. Lista de especies de hormigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) para México. Dugesiana 18: 95-133