Proformica epinotalis

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Proformica epinotalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Formicini
Genus: Proformica
Species: P. epinotalis
Binomial name
Proformica epinotalis
Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Iran, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • epinotalis. Proformica epinotalis Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1927b: 27, figs. 2-4 (s.w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Kupyanskaya, 1990: 206 (q.m.). See also: Dlussky, 1969a: 226.

Taxonomic Notes

Paknia, Radchenko, and Pfeiffer (2010) reported Proformica epinotalis from Iran. There is a syntype of that species at CASENT0912272 and an Iran specimen on ANTWEB1008083. The latter is smaller than the syntype and has a distinctly narrower head. According to Galkowski, Lebas, Wegnez, Lenoir, and Blatrix (2017) the taxonomy of the genus is confused and in need of revision. This reiterates Agosti (1994) and the situation is compounded by the dimorphic workers common to the genus.

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