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Genus: Linepithema   Mayr, 1866 

Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

20 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.
Linepithema in Dolichoderinae, Leptomyrmecini: Ward, Brady, et al. 2010: 362.
Genus Linepithema references
Dalla Torre, 1893Dalla Torre, K. W. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. [1893] PDF 124002}: 170 (catalogue); Emery, 1913aEmery, C. 1913a ("1912"). Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137:1-50. [1913-03-08] PDF 124711: 15 (diagnosis, catalogue); Kempf, 1972bKempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical. Studia Entomologica 15:3-344. [1972-08-25] PDF 126357: 135 (Neotropical catalogue); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988Dlussky, G. M.; Fedoseeva, E. B. 1988. Origin and early stages of evolution in ants. [In Russian.]. Pp. 70-144 in: Ponomarenko, A. G. (ed.) 1988. Cretaceous biocenotic crisis and insect evolution. [In Russian.]. Moskva: Nauka, 232 pp. [1987-12-22>] 124165: 78 (synoptic classification); Brandão, 1991Brandão, C. R. F. 1991. Adendos ao catálogo abreviado das formigas da região Neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 35:319-412. [1991-08-31] PDF 122994: 354 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1992aShattuck, S. O. 1992a. Review of the dolichoderine ant genus Iridomyrmex Mayr with descriptions of three new genera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 31:13-18. [1992-02-28] PDF 128603: 16 (diagnosis); Shattuck, 1992cShattuck, S. O. 1992c. Generic revision of the ant subfamily Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 21:1-181. [1992] PDF 128605: 114 (diagnosis, review of genus); Shattuck, 1994Shattuck, S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112:i-xix, 1-241. [1994-01] PDF 128601: 122 (catalogue); Bolton, 1994Bolton, B. 1994. Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 222 pp. [1994-07-25] 122834: 26 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995aBolton, B. 1995a. A taxonomic and zoogeographical census of the extant ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 29:1037-1056. [1995-08] PDF 122859: 1050 (census); Bolton, 1995bBolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. [1995-10] 122860: 246 (catalogue); Shattuck, 1999Shattuck, S. O. 1999. Australian ants. Their biology and identification. Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, xi + 226 pp. [1999-01] 132308: 76 (Australia synopsis); Wild, 2007AWild, A. L. 2007A. Taxonomic revision of the ant genus Linepithema (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 126:1-151. [2007-01] PDF 132621: 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.

Distribution:


African Region: Cameroon, Lesotho, Macaronesia, Namibia, Saint Helena, South Africa
Australian Region: Australia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Queensland, Western Australia
Eurasian Region: Alicante, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Crete, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, North Korea, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California, 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 do Sul, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela
Pacific Islands Region: Hawaii, Vanuatu

Taxon Page Author History

On 2013-08-22 07:48:10 Zach Lieberman modified Images
On 2013-08-22 07:47:44 Zach Lieberman modified Images

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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