Messor inermis

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Messor inermis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. inermis
Binomial name
Messor inermis
Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • inermis. Messor barbarus subsp. inermis Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929d: 21 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. meridionalis var. inermis Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927a: 90 (in key); unavailable name.] Raised to species: Tarbinsky, 1976: 65; Arnol'di, 1977b: 1641.



  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1977b. Review of the harvester ants of the genus Messor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the fauna of the USSR. Zool. Zh. 5 56: 1637-1648 (page 1641, Raised to species)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1927a. Vorläufige Uebersicht über die mittelasiatischen Formen der Gattung Messor (Hym., Form.). Folia Myrmecol. Termit. 1: 89-94 (page 90, First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. meridionalis var. inermis; (in key); unavailable name.)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1929d. The ants of the genus Messor in the fauna of Middle Asia. Acta Univ. Asiae Mediae Ser. 8A Zool. 6: 1-25 (page 21, worker described)
  • Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. (page 65, Raised to species)