Messor hispanicus

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Messor hispanicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. hispanicus
Binomial name
Messor hispanicus
Santschi, 1919

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Balearic Islands, Gibraltar, Iberian Peninsula, Morocco, Portugal, Spain (type locality).

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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.

  • hispanicus. Messor barbarus st. hispanicus Santschi, 1919e: 244 (w.) SPAIN. Menozzi, 1922b: 326 (q.); Rodríguez González, Reyes Lopez & Espadaler, 1983: 38 (m.). Subspecies of structor: Santschi, 1929e: 144. Raised to species: Santschi, 1927c: 225; Collingwood & Yarrow, 1969: 63.

Description

References

  • Collingwood, C. A.; Yarrow, I. H. H. 1969. A survey of Iberian Formicidae (Hymenoptera). EOS. Rev. Esp. Entomol. 44: 53-101 (page 63, Raised to species)
  • Menozzi, C. 1922c. Contribution à la faune myrmécologique de l'Espagne. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 22: 324-332 (page 326, queen described)
  • Rodríguez, A.; Reyes, J. L.; Espadaler, X. 1983. Descripción del macho de Messor hispanicus Santschi, 1919 (Hym., Formicidae). Bol. Asoc. Esp. Entomol. 7: 37-42 (page 38, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1919e. Fourmis d'Espagne et des Canaries. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 19: 241-248 (page 244, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 225, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1929e. Fourmis du Maroc, d'Algérie et de Tunisie. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 69: 138-165 (page 144, Stirps of structor)