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Genus: Linepithema   Mayr, 1866 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 21 valid species

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

Taxonomic history

Linepithema in Dolichoderidae: Ashmead, 1905c PDF: 384.
Linepithema in Dolichoderinae, Dolichoderini: Emery, 1913a PDF: 14; Forel, 1917 PDF: 247; all subsequent authors to the following.
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); Escarraga & Guerrero, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4208.5.3 PDF: 446 (Colombia species key); Cantone, 2017 PDF: 120 (brief male diagnosis)

Taxon Page Images:



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

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Cameroon, Lesotho, Macaronesia, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa
    Americas: Argentina, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela
    Europe: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
    Oceania: Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Australasia, Indomalaya, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oceania, Palearctic
  Native biogeographic regions (according to species list records):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

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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