Messor variabilis

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

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kazakhstan (type locality), Turkmenistan.

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.

  • macrops. Messor excursionis var. macrops Santschi, 1927d: 248 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Junior synonym of variabilis: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1646.
  • variabilis. Messor variabilis Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927a: 94 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Arnol'di, 1970a: 87 (m.). Senior synonym of macrops: Arnol'di, 1977b: 1646.



  • Arnol'di, K. V. 1970a. New species and races of the ant genus Messor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Zool. Zh. 49: 72-88 (page 87, male described)
  • 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 1646, Senior synonym of macrops)
  • Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, N. N. 1927a. Vorläufige Uebersicht über die mittelasiatischen Formen der Gattung Messor (Hym., Form.). Folia Myrmecol. Termit. 1: 89-94 (page 94, worker described)