Belgium

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Belgium
LocationBelgium.png
Location
Region Europe
Subregion Western Europe
BioRegion Palaearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 5
Genera 27
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 99
Endemic Species 0
% Endemic Species 0.0%
Introduced Species 1

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Belgium. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Belgium ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Belgium Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Aphaenogaster

Camponotus

Dolichoderus

Formica

Formicoxenus

Harpagoxenus

Hypoponera

Lasius

Leptothorax

Linepithema

Manica

Messor

Monomorium

Myrmecina

Myrmica

Paratrechina

Plagiolepis

Polyergus

Ponera

Solenopsis

Stenamma

Strongylognathus

Tapinoma

Technomyrmex

Temnothorax

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

REFERENCES

  • Boer, P.; Dekoninck, W.; Van Loon, A. J.; Vankerkhoven, F. 2003. Lijst van mieren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) van Belgie en Nederland, hun Nederlandse namen en hun voorkomen. Entomologische Berichten (Amsterdam) 63:54-58.
  • Cammaerts, R.; Cammaerts, M.-C. 1988. Four ants (Hym.: Formicidae) new to the Belgian fauna. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 100:37-38. [1988-01-25] 123515
  • Dekoninck, W.; de Baere, C.; Mertens, J.; Maelfait, J.-P. 2002. On the arrival of the Asian invader ant Lasius neglectus in Belgium (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie 138:45-48.
  • [1] Wouter Dekoninck, Jean-Pierre Malfait, Francois Vankerhoven, Jean-Yves Baugnee & Patrick Grootaert, 2006. An update of the checklist of the Belgian ant fauna with comments on new species for the country (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Belgian Journal of Entomology 8: 27-41.
  • Dekoninck, W.; Pauly, A. 2002. Camponotus vagus Scopoli, 1763 (Hymenoptera Formicidae) a new ant species for Belgium? Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie 138:29-30.
  • Dekoninck, W.; Vankerkhoven, F. 2001a. Eight new species for the Belgian ant fauna and other remarkable recent records (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie 137:36-43.
  • Dekoninck, W.; Vankerkhoven, F. 2001b. Checklist of the Belgian ant-fauna (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Entomologie. 71:263-266
  • Dekoninck, W.; Versteirt, V.; Grootaert, P. 2001. Rediscovery of a colony Polyergus rufescens (Latreille, 1798) in Belgium: observations at the "Hageven" nature reserve (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie 137:98-101.
  • Pauly, A. 1999. Catalogue des Hyménoptères Aculéates de Belgique. Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie, 98-125.
  • Vankerkhoven, F.; Evens, J.; Dekoninck, W. 2008. First observation of Myrmica gallienii Bondroit, 1920 for Belgium (Formicidae, Hymenoptera). Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie 144:35-42.
  • http://formicidae.be/index.htm