Tetramorium indocile

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Tetramorium indocile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Tetramoriini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. indocile
Binomial name
Tetramorium indocile
Santschi, 1927



According to the present data (Csősz et al., 2014) T. indocile is widely distributed in steppe-like habitats from Kyrgyzstan (E 76.74◦) to Spain (W 04.06◦), but seems to be generally rare in Southern and Western Europe.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Armenia, France, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan (type locality), Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine.

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

  • indocile. Tetramorium caespitum var. indocile Santschi, 1927a: 53 (w.q.m.) KAZAKHSTAN. Subspecies of caespitum: Pisarski, 1967: 402. Raised to species: Pisarski, 1969b: 304. Junior synonym of caespitum: Radchenko, 1992b: 50. Revived from synonymy: Csősz, Wagner, et al. 2014: 477.

Type Material

  • Lectotype (designated by Csősz, Wagner, et al. 2014: 477), worker, Ssemiretschie, Kisil-Kija’ pass, Kyrgyzstan, Kusnezow, Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel.

In order to avoid any further nomenclatural problems lectotypedesignation for the type series is essential. We investigated 5 work-ers, one gyne and one male mounted on two pins. The lectotypeworker by the present designation is labeled as: TYPE [—] “T. caespi-tum L. v indocile Sant [/] SANTSCHI det. 19 “26” [—] “Semiretschie”[/] “Kisil-Kija Pass” [/] “(Kusnezow)” [—] Sammlung Dr. F. SantschiKairouan [—] NATURHIST. MUSEUM BASEL [—] “9” [—]. The lecto-type is positioned on the proximal end of the third card from thetop. The lectotype worker is considered the best preserved one, aleg of a paralectotype worker is caught by its mandibles (Fig. 3A–C),but it does not hinder examination.