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Genus: Linepithema   Mayr, 1866 


Classification:

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

21 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); Escarraga & Guerrero, 2016 10.11646/zootaxa.4208.5.3 PDF: 446 (Colombia species key); Cantone, 2017: 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:

   Genus is native to: Nearctic, Neotropical bioregions (based on species list records).

Afrotropical Region: Africa, Cameroon, Eastern Africa, Eastern Cape, Erongo, Lesotho, Maseru, Middle Africa, Mozambique, Mpumalanga, Namibia, Northern Cape, Saint Helena, South, South Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Western Cape
Australasia Region: Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Oceania, South Australia, Tasmania, Vanuatu, Victoria, Western Australia
Indomalaya Region: Asia, Southern Asia
Nearctic Region: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Baja California, Baja California Sur, California, Chihuahua, Florida, Georgia, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, México, New Mexico, North America, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Washington, Zacatecas
Neotropical Region: Alajuela, Alto Paraguay, Alto Paraná, Amazonas, Amazonas, Americas, Antioquia, Aragua, Argentina, Atacama, Bahia, Baja Verapaz, Bermuda, Biobío, Bocas del Toro, Bolivia, Boquerón, Boyacá, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Cajamarca, Canindeyú, Caquetá, Caribbean, Cartago, Cauca, Central, Central America, Chiapas, Chile, Chimaltenango, Chiriquí, Chocó, Chubut, Ciudad de México, Cochabamba, Coclé, Colombia, Colonia, Coquimbo, Cordillera, Corrientes, Cortés, Costa Rica, Cotopaxi, Cundinamarca, Cusco, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Córdoba, Darién, Distrito Capital, Distrito Federal, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Beni, El Salvador, Entre Ríos, Espírito Santo, Formosa, French Guiana, Goiás, Grenada, Guairá, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Heredia, Honduras, Huila, Huánuco, Itapúa, Jalisco, Jamaica, Jujuy, Junin, Kingston, La Guajira, La Libertad, La Paz, La Rioja, La Vega, Lara, Lima, Limón, Loreto, Los Ríos, Madre de Dios, Magdalena, Manabí, Manchester, Maranhão, Martinique, María Trinidad Sánchez, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Maule, Meta, Mexico, Minas Gerais, Misiones, Montevideo, Morelos, Napo, Nariño, Nicaragua, Nord, Nueva Segovia, Oaxaca, Orellana, Oruro, Ouest, Panama, Panamá, Paraguay, Paraná, Pará, Pasco, Pastaza, Pedernales, Pernambuco, Peru, Pichincha, Port of Spain, Portland, Presidente Hayes, Puerto Rico, Puntarenas, Putumayo, Quindío, Región Metropolitana, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Risaralda, Rondônia, Sacatepéquez, Saint Andrew, Saint Andrew, Saint Ann, Saint George, Saint James, Saint Patrick, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San José, San Martín, San Pedro, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago, Sololá, South America, Sud, Sud-Est, Suriname, São Paulo, Tocantins, Tolima, Trelawny, Trinidad and Tobago, Trujillo, Tucumán, Tungurahua, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Valle del Cauca, Valparaíso, Venezuela, Veracruz, Ñeembucú
Oceania Region: Hawaii, Melanesia
Palearctic Region: Alicante, Andalusia, Austria, Azores, Balearic Islands, Balearic Islands, Belgium, Berlin, Brandenburg, Brussels Capital, Bulgaria, Campania, Canary Islands, Castelo Branco, Catalonia, Channel Islands, Corsica, Crete, Dolnośląskie, Dublin, East Flanders, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, England, Europe, Faro, Flemish Brabant, France, Galicia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liguria, Lisboa, Lisbon, Macaronesia, Madeira, Madrid, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, North Korea, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, Peloponnísos, Poland, Porto, Portugal, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Scotland, Sicilia, Southern Europe, Spain, Steiermark, Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma, Toscana, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Valencia, Western Asia, Western Europe

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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