Tetramorium lucidulum

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Tetramorium lucidulum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. lucidulum
Binomial name
Tetramorium lucidulum
Menozzi, 1933

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 41.73333333° to 31.018417°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Israel, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Syria (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

This species is a host for the ant Strongylognathus silvestrii (a slave maker) (Sanetra & Buschinger, 2000; de la Mora et al., 2021).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • lucidulum. Tetramorium punicum var. lucidulum Menozzi, 1933b: 69 (w.) SYRIA. [First available use of Tetramorium caespitum subsp. punicum var. lucidula Emery, 1909d: 704.] Raised to species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 56.

Taxonomic Notes

Tetramorium lucidulum was described from Syria, Asia Minor and Turkestan but series of syntypes probably comprises more than one species. It belongs to the speciose group of species from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and Central Asia, characterized by mostly smooth and shiny frontal part of head. Before the designation of a lectotype of Tetramorium lucidulum and revision of Wheeler’s material record from Jordan is uncertain (Borowiec & Salata, 2020).

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Legakis Collection Database
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