Messor intermedius

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Messor intermedius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. intermedius
Binomial name
Messor intermedius
Santschi, 1927

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece, Israel, Oman, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Turkmenistan.

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

  • intermedius. Messor semirufus var. intermedius Santschi, 1927c: 229 (w.) SYRIA. [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. semirufus var. intermedia Forel, 1910a: 10; unavailable name.] Subspecies of semirufus: Menozzi, 1927e: 117. Junior synonym of semirufus: Baroni Urbani, 1974: 227. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1640 (in key). See also: Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 142; Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985: 211.



  • 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 1640, Revived from synonymy, and raised to species (in key))
  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1974a. Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia. XII. Le Isole Pontine. Fragm. Entomol. 9: 225-252 (page 227, Junior synonym of semirufus)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Zabelin, S. I. 1985. Ant fauna (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the River Sumbar Basin (south-west Kopetdag). Pp. 208-246 in: Nechaevaya, N. T. (ed.) The vegetation and animal world of western Kopetdag. Ashkhabad: Ylym, 278 pp. (page 211, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1910a. Glanures myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 6-32 (page 10, First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. semirufus var. intermedia; unavailable name.)
  • Makhan, D., Ezzatpanah, S., Ghahari, H., Naderian, H., Hadian, A., & Hawkeswood, T.J. 2011. Mesostena angustata (Fabricius, 1775)(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from Semnan, Iran, feeding on ants of Messor intermedius Santschi, 1927 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Calodema, 171: 1-6. PDF
  • Menozzi, C. 1927e. Zur Erforschung des Persischen Golfes. (Beitrag nr. 12) Formicidae (Hym.). Suppl. Entomol. 16: 117-119 (page 117, Variety of semirufus)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 229, worker described)
  • Tohmé, G.; Tohmé, H. 1981. Les fourmis du genre Messor en Syrie. Position systématique. Description de quelques ailés et de formes nouvelles. Répartition géographique. Ecol. Mediterr. 7(1 1: 139-153 (page 142, see also)