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Species: Temnothorax unifasciatus   (Latreille, 1798) 

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Temnothorax unifasciatus_cf, Temnothorax unifasciatus cordieri, Temnothorax unifasciatus obenbergeri, Temnothorax unifasciatus staegeri, Temnothorax unifasciatus unifasciatonigricepoides, Temnothorax unifasciatus unifasciatonigriceps

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 5 valid subspecies

Formica unifasciata Latreille, 1798 PDF: 47 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Manica: Jurine, 1807 PDF: 279; in Leptothorax: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 444; in Temnothorax: Bolton, 2003 PDF: 272.
Senior synonym of Temnothorax anoplogynus: Emery, 1916a PDF: 175.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Morocco
    Asia: Kazakhstan
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO


Mostly open forests and forest edges


(Dutch vernacular name: zwartbandslankmier)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 154 times found in Unknown, 12 times found in Rocks (rocky-calcareous grasslands), 2 times found in Forest, 2 times found in forest edge, 2 times found in bogs & fenns, 1 times found in Jardín casa, 1 times found in Camino, 2 times found in city, 1 times found in Park, pinus, 1 times found in Eucaliptal, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times Nido bajo piedra, 3 times on the ground, 2 times hotel garden, 1 times Nest in Pine nut, 1 times in leaf litter, 1 times host of Chalepoxenus kutteri, 1 times Forrajeando sobremusgo, 1 times forager, 1 times Eucaliptal, 1 times Duna, 1 times Dentro de una piedra, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 21 times Manual catch, 16 times search, 8 times Hand, 5 times Malaise trap, 5 times Pitfall trap, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times hand-searching, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times sifting of soil samples, 1 times Winkler, 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 24 hours, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1400 meters, 438 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Leptothorax volubilis: casent0913013; not type of Myrmoxenus ravouxi: casent0904774, casent0915379; syntype of Leptothorax tuberum brauniella: casent0917046; syntype of Leptothorax tuberum salina: antweb1008483; syntype of Leptothorax tubrum salina: casent0917047; syntype of Leptothorax tuberum unifasciatointerruptus: casent0907602, casent0909051; syntype of Leptothorax tuberum unifasciatus paolii: casent0913011; type of Temnothorax unifasciatus: casent0901779; unpublished name: Temnothorax tuberum tuberounifasciatus: casent0909039

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