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Genus: Linepithema   Mayr, 1866 


Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

20 species

Linepithema Mayr, 1866a PDF: 496. , by monotypy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Genus Linepithema references
Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 170 (catalogue); Emery, 1913a PDF: 15 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 135 (Neotropical catalogue); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 78 (synoptic classification); Brandão, 1991 PDF: 354 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1992a PDF: 16 (diagnosis); Shattuck, 1992c PDF: 114 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994 PDF: 122 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994: 26 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a PDF: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 246 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999: 76 (Australia synopsis); Wild, 2007A PDF: 19 (diagnosis, all species revision, keys).

Taxon Page Images:

Linepithema tsachila workers feed from the extrafloral nectary of an Inga tree. Mindo, Ecuador.
Image © Alex Wild.


Afrotropical Region: Cameroon, Lesotho, Namibia, Saint Helena, South Africa
Australasia Region: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, South Australia, Tasmania, Vanuatu, Victoria, Western Australia
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah
Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela
Oceania Region: Hawaii
Palearctic Region: Alicante, Austria, Baja California, Balearic Islands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Crete, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macaronesia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, North Korea, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Linepithema nov. gen  Mayr, G., 1866, Myrmecologische Beitraege., Sitzungsberichte der Koenigliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 53, pp. 484-517: 13, (download) 13 4365
Linepithema   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 26-27, (download) 26-27 21008

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