Messor hebraeus

Every Ant Tells a Story - And Scientists Explain Their Stories Here
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Messor hebraeus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. hebraeus
Binomial name
Messor hebraeus
Santschi, 1927

Messor hebraeus casent0913184 p 1 high.jpg

Messor hebraeus casent0913184 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels

Photo Gallery

  • Messor hebraeus from near Rishon LeZion, Israel, May 2016. Photo by Eran Schnecke
  • Messor hebraeus worker, Israel. Photo by Eran Schnecke, 20.6.2014.
  • Messor hebraeus worker, Israel. Photo by Eran Schnecke, 20.6.2014.
  • Major worker excavating nest, Israel. Photo by Eran Schnecke, 21.3.2014.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iran, Israel (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb




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

  • hebraeus. Messor semirufus var. hebraeus Santschi, 1927c: 229, fig. 7 (w.) ISRAEL. Junior synonym of semirufus: Baroni Urbani, 1974: 227. Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 143.



  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1974a. Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia. XII. Le Isole Pontine. Fragm. Entomol. 9: 225-252 (page 227, Junior synonym of semirufus)
  • Santschi, F. 1927d. Revision des Messor du groupe instabilis Sm. (Hymenopt.). Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 27: 225-250 (page 229, Fig. 7 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 143, Revived from synonymy and raised to species)