Messor picturatus

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

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Morocco.

It is known from North Africa, Saudi Arabia and Iraq (Abdul-Rassoul et al. 2013).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • picturatus. Messor sublaeviceps var. picturatus Santschi, 1927c: 243 (w.q.) ALGERIA. [First available use of Messor barbarus st. minor var. picturata Santschi, 1921d: 69; unavailable name.] Santschi, 1939d: 71 (q.m.). Subspecies of minor: Cagniant, 1968a: 143; of medioruber: Cagniant, 1970a: 415. Raised to species: Collingwood, 1985: 251.

Description

References

  • Abdul-Rassoul, M.S., Ali, H.B. & Augul, R.SH. 2013. New Records of Unidentified Ants worker (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) stored in Iraqi Natural History Museum with key to Species. Adv. Biores., Vol 4 (2): 27-33.
  • Cagniant, H. 1968a. Liste préliminaire de fourmis forestières d'Algérie. Résultats obtenus de 1963 à 1966. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Toulouse 104: 138-147 (page 143, Subspecies of minor)
  • Cagniant, H. 1970a [1969]. Deuxième liste de fourmis d'Algérie récoltées principalement en forêt. (1re partie). Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Toulouse 105: 405-430 (page 415, Subspecies of medioruber)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna Saudi Arab. 7: 230-302 (page 251, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1921d. Formicides nouveaux de l'Afrique du Nord. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 12: 68-77 (page 69, First available use of Messor barbarus st. minor var. picturata; unavailable name.)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 243, worker, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1939d. Notes sur des Camponotus et autres fourmis de l'Afrique Mineure. Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Maroc 19: 66-87 (page 71, queen, male described)