Atlas of Formicidae of Luxembourg 2021

Latest version published by National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg on Nov 8, 2022 National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg
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08 November 2022
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The data in this checklist represents the Formicidae fauna of Luxembourg, it was extracted from the publications: * Wegnez P., Ignace D., Morro C. 2021. - Atlas des fourmis luxembourgeoises (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Ferrantia 84, Musée national d'histoire naturelle, Luxembourg, 130 p. Abstract: This myrmecological atlas is the result of a five-year research project (2013–2017) conducted throughout the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and targeting all possible types of habitats in order to obtain the best possible representation of the fauna of Luxembourg ants, with their specificities and ecological requirements. We include a list of all 66 species that have been described in Luxembourg over the last more than hundred years with an indication of their conservation status. This research led to the discovery of nineteen new species for Luxembourg, namely: Tapinoma subboreale Seifert, 2012; T. melanocephalum (Fabricius, 1793); Camponotus herculeanus (Linnaeus, 1758); Lasius distinguendus Emery, 1916; L. jensi Seifert, 1982; L. meridionalis (Bondroit, 1920); L. platythorax Seifert, 1991; L. sabularum (Bondroit, 1918); Plagiolepis taurica Santschi, 1920; Formica polyctena Foerster, 1850; Monomorium pharaonis (Linnaeus, 1758); Myrmica bibikoffi Kutter, 1963; M. lobicornis Nylander, 1846; M. sabuleti Meinert, 1861; M. specioides Bondroit, 1918; Stenamma debile (Foerster, 1850); Temnothorax albipennis (Curtis, 1854); T. parvulus (Schenck, 1852) and Ponera testacea Emery, 1895.The presence of five species previously reported - Lasius bicornis (Förster, 1850); L. myops Forel, 1894; Temnothorax corticalis (Schenck, 1852); T. nigriceps (Mayr, 1855) and T. tuberum (Fabricius, 1775) - is considered doubtful, while five other species - Camponotus lateralis (Olivier, 1791); Formica pressilabris Nylander, 1846; Strongylognathus testaceus (Schenck, 1852); Anergates atratulus (Schenck, 1852) and Hypoponera punctatissima (Roger, 1859) - have no longer been found and are probably extinct. The atlas also includes a key to identify the different species present in Luxembourg as well as species sheets, all illustrated with numerous photos.

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2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Wegnez P, Ignace D, Morro C (2022): Atlas of Formicidae of Luxembourg 2021. v1.4. Musée national d'histoire naturelle Luxembourg. Dataset/Checklist.


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 51b967f4-6f5b-4c4e-859a-eab9be7f6e7c.  National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Luxembourg.


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Philippe Wegnez
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National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg
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L-2160 Luxembourg

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [49.44, 5.71], North East [50.189, 6.509]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom Animalia
Order Formicinae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2021-01-01

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