Messor aciculatus

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Messor aciculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. aciculatus
Binomial name
Messor aciculatus
(Smith, F., 1874)

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Subspecies
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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan (type locality), Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • aciculatus. Aphaenogaster aciculata Smith, F. 1874: 405 (w.q.) JAPAN. Imai, 1966: 119 (k.); Onoyama, 1982: 325 (l.); Kupyanskaya, 1990: 122 (m.). Combination in Stenamma (Messor): Forel, 1901h: 60; in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma): Emery, 1921f: 57; in Messor: Forel, 1922: 93. Senior synonym of brunneicorne: Yano, 1910: 420; Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 107 (in text); of lobulifera: Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 9 (in text); Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 107 (in text). Current subspecies: nominal plus risianus.
  • brunneicorne. Stenamma (Messor) aciculatum var. brunneicorne Forel, 1901h: 60 (w.) JAPAN. Combination in Messor: Emery, 1908e: 459. Raised to species: Emery, 1908e: 459. Junior synonym of aciculatus: Yano, 1910: 420.
  • lobulifera. Messor barbarus var. lobulifera Emery, 1901i: 159 (w.) MONGOLIA. Santschi, 1925f: 93 (q.m.). Raised to species: Ruzsky, 1905b: 739. [Misspelled as lobifer by Santschi, 1925f: 93.] Junior synonym of aciculatus: Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 9 (in text); Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 107. See also: Santschi, 1928b: 31.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1921c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174A:1-94 94: 1-94 + 7 (page 57, Combination in Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma))
  • Forel, A. 1901m. Formiciden des Naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg. Neue Calyptomyrmex-, Dacryon-, Podomyrma- und Echinopla-Arten. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 18: 43-82 (page 60, Combination in Stenamma (Messor))
  • Forel, A. 1922b. Glanures myrmécologiques en 1922. Rev. Suisse Zool. 30: 87-102 (page 93, Combination in Messor)
  • Imai, H. T. 1966b. The chromosome observation techniques of ants and the chromosomes of Formicinae and Myrmicinae. Acta Hymenopterol. 2: 119-131 (page 119, karyotype described)
  • Kupyanskaya, A. N. 1990a. Ants of the Far Eastern USSR. Vladivostok: Akademiya Nauk SSSR, 258 pp. (page 122, male described)
  • Onoyama, K. 1982a. Immature stages of the harvester ant Messor aciculatus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Kontyû 50: 324-329 (page 325, larva described)
  • Smith, F. 1874b. Descriptions of new species of Tenthredinidae, Ichneumonidae, Chrysididae, Formicidae, &c. of Japan. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1874: 373-409 (page 405, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1928c. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in China. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 22: 3-38 (page 9, Senior synonym of lobulifera (in text))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1928d. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Japan and Korea. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 22: 96-125 (page 107, Senior synonym of brunneicorne (in text))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1928d. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Japan and Korea. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 22: 96-125 (page 107, Senior synonym of lobulifera (in text))
  • Yano, M. 1910a. On the ants of Japan. Dobutsugaku Zasshi (Zool. Mag.) 22: 416-425 (page 420, Senior synonym of brunneicorne)