The genus Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cyprus

Sebastian Salata, Jakovos Demetriou, Christos Georgiadis, Lech Borowiec

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Only five species of the genus Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 have been reported from Cyprus, hitherto. Based on material surveys, the presence of 12 species is reported. Eight of them are described as new to science: T. akrotiriensis n. sp., T. apolloni n. sp., T. cerastarum n. sp., T. evagorae n. sp., T. hippomenesi n. sp., T. kykkos n. sp., T. nikoklesi n. sp., and T. oreades n. sp. In addition, T. cypridis (Santschi, 1930) n. stat. is raised to the species rank, while T. aeolius (Forel, 1911) and T. curtisetosus Salata & Borowiec, 2015 are reported from Cyprus for the first time. An identification key and color photos of all Cypriot species of Temnothorax are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-69
Number of pages69
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • acorn ants and allies
  • endemism
  • identification key
  • new species
  • taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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