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.

Identification

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

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Abundance

Only known from types.

Nomenclature

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

  • 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.

Description

Worker

Type Material

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

References

  • 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)