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Revision as of 06:33, 13 October 2021

The gregarines are a group of Apicomplexan alveolates, classified as the Gregarinasina or Gregarinia. The large (roughly half a millimeter) parasites inhabit the intestines of many invertebrates. They are not found in any vertebrates.

Known Ant Hosts

Ant Gregarine Species Locality Source Notes
Harpagoxenus sublaevis Mattesia geminata Germany Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Leptothorax acervorum Mattesia geminata United States (Montana), Germany, Italy Kleespies et al., 1997; Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Leptothorax kutteri Mattesia geminata Germany Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Leptothorax muscorum Mattesia geminata United States (Montana), Germany, Canada (Alberta), Europe Kleespies et al., 1997; Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Leptothorax muscorum Neogregarinorida, Ophryocystidae (species unspecified) United States (Montana) Buschinger et al., 1995 reported as ''Leptothorax muscorum'' complex, includes European species
Monomorium pharaonis Mattesia geminata Germany Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Myrmecia pilosula species unknown Australia Crosland, 1988
Myrmecia rufinodis species unknown Australia Crosland, 1988
Myrmica rubra Mattesia geminata Germany Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Solenopsis geminata Mattesia geminata United States Jouvenaz & Anthony, 1979
Solenopsis invicta Mattesia species United States (Florida) Pereira et al., 2002
Temnothorax recedens Mattesia geminata Germany, Italy Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999
Temnothorax unifasciatus Mattesia geminata Germany, Italy Buschinger & Kleespies, 1999