Tetramorium meridionale

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Tetramorium meridionale
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. meridionale
Binomial name
Tetramorium meridionale
Emery, 1870

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Specimen Labels

Species occurring in SW Europe, from Spain to Italy (Rigato & Toni, 2011).

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Balearic Islands, Greece, Iberian Peninsula, Israel, Italy (type locality), Malta, Spain.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • meridionale. Tetramorium meridionale Emery, 1870: 198 (w.q.) ITALY. Subspecies of caespitum: Emery & Forel, 1879: 458; Ruzsky, 1902d: 32. Revived status as species: Emery, 1909d: 705; Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969: 74. See also: Sanetra, Güsten & Schulz, 1999: 325.

Description

References

  • Collingwood, C. A.; Yarrow, I. H. H. 1969. A survey of Iberian Formicidae (Hymenoptera). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 44: 53-101 (page 74, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1870. Studi mirmecologici. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 2: 193-201 (page 198, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1909f. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil IX. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1909: 695-712 (page 705, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C.; Forel, A. 1879. Catalogue des Formicides d'Europe. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 5: 441-481 (page 458, Variety of caespitum)
  • Rigato, F.; Toni, I. 2011. Short notes 21. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Pp. 873-882 in: Nardi, G.; Whitmore, D.; Bardiani, M.; Birtele, D.; Mason, F.; Spada, L.; Cerretti, P. (eds.) 2011. Biodiversity of Marganai and Montimannu (Sardinia). Research in the framework of the ICP Forests network. Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati, 5. Sommacampagna, Verona: Cierre Edizioni, 896 pp.
  • Ruzsky, M. 1902d. Material on the ant fauna of the Caucasus and the Crimea. Protok. Obshch. Estestvoispyt. Imp. Kazan. Univ. 206(su suppl: 1-33 (page 32, Variety of caespitum)
  • Sanetra, M.; Güsten, R.; Schulz, A. 1999. On the taxonomy and distribution of Italian Tetramorium species and their social parasites (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 77: 317-357 (page 325, see also)