Temnothorax wheeleri

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Temnothorax wheeleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Temnothorax
Species: T. wheeleri
Binomial name
Temnothorax wheeleri
(Mann, 1920)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

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

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Life History Traits

  • Queen number: monogynous (Frumhoff & Ward, 1992)

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • wheeleri. Macromischa (Croesomyrmex) wheeleri Mann, 1920: 422, fig. 6 (w.q.) CUBA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1955b: 18 (l.); Baroni Urbani, 1978b: 529 (m.). Combination in Croesomyrmex: Wheeler, W.M. 1931b: 32; in Leptothorax: Baroni Urbani, 1978b: 527; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003: 272. Senior synonym of petri: Brown, 1959e: 73.
  • petri. Macromischa wheeleri subsp. petri Aguayo, 1931: 181 (w.) CUBA. Junior synonym of wheeleri: Brown, 1959e: 73.

Description

References

  • 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 529, male described; page 527, Combination in Leptothorax)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 272, Combination in Temnothorax)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1959e. Synonymy in the ant genus Macromischa Roger. Fla. Entomol. 42: 73-74 (page 73, Senior synonym of petri)
  • 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 422, fig. 6 worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1955b. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Leptothoracini. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 48: 17-29 (page 18, larva 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 32, Combination in Croesomyrmex)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Aguayo C. G. 1931. New ants of the genus Macromischa. Psyche (Cambridge) 38: 175-183.
  • Alayo D. P. 1974. Introduccion al estudio de los Himenopteros de Cuba. Superfamilia Formicoidea. Academia de Ciencias de Cuba. Instituto de Zoologia. Serie Biologica no.53: 58 pp. La Habana.
  • Baroni Urbani C. 1978. Materiali per una revisione dei Leptothorax neotropicali appartenenti al sottogenere Macromischa Roger, n. comb. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomol. Basil. 3: 395-618.
  • Brandao, C.R.F. 1991. Adendos ao catalogo abreviado das formigas da regiao neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 35: 319-412.
  • Brown W. L. Jr. 1959. Synonymy in the ant genus Macromischa Roger. Florida Entomologist 42: 73-74.
  • Fontanla Rizo J.L. 1997. Lista preliminar de las hormigas de Cuba. Cocuyo 6: 18-21.
  • Fontenla J. L. 2001. Claves para las especies cubanas del taxon Macromischa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptothorax). Cocuyo (Havana) 11: 15-17.
  • Fontenla J. L., and J. Alfonso-Simonetti. 2018. Classification of Cuban ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) into functional groups. Poeyana Revista Cubana de Zoologia 506: 21-30.
  • Fontenla Rizo J. L. 1997. Lista preliminar de las hormigas de Cuba (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Cocuyo 6: 18-21.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Mann W. M. 1920. Additions to the ant fauna of the West Indies and Central America. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 42: 403-439.
  • Mann W. M. 1924. Notes on Cuban ants. Psyche (Cambridge) 31: 19-23.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1931. New and little-known ants of the genera Macromischa, Creosomyrmex and Antillaemyrmex. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 72: 1-34.