Bothriomyrmex syria

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Bothriomyrmex syria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Bothriomyrmex
Species: B. syria
Binomial name
Bothriomyrmex syria
Forel, 1910

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 43.166667° to 33.53°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece, Israel, Lebanon (type locality), Montenegro.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb

Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.





The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • syria. Bothriomyrmex meridionalis var. syria Forel, 1910a: 13 (w.) LEBANON.
    • Tohmé, H. & Tohmé, G. 1981: 97 (q.m.l.).
    • Subspecies of meridionalis: Emery, 1913a: 28; Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 172; Santschi, 1919i: 205.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925e: 11 (redescription); Menozzi, 1933b: 78; Pisarski, 1967: 406; Pisarski, 1970: 319; Tohmé, H. & Tohmé, G. 1981: 97; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 279 (in key); Kugler, J. 1988: 258; Shattuck, 1994: 37; Bolton, 1995b: 81; Petrov, 2006: 103 (in key); Vonshak, et al. 2009: 38; Karaman, M.G. 2011b: 62; Legakis, 2011: 23; Seifert, 2012b: 101; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 470; Borowiec, L. 2014: 24; Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 137.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Baroni Urbani C. 1977. Katalog der Typen von Formicidae (Hymenoptera) der Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel (2. Teil). Mitt. Entomol. Ges. Basel (n.s.) 27: 61-102.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2012. Ants of Greece - Checklist, comments and new faunistic data (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus 23(4): 461-563.
  • Czechowski W., A. Radchenko, W. Czechowska and K. Vepsäläinen. 2012. The ants of Poland with reference to the myrmecofauna of Europe. Fauna Poloniae 4. Warsaw: Natura Optima Dux Foundation, 1-496 pp
  • Emery C. 1913. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50.
  • Emery, C. "Les espèces européennes et orientales du genre Bothriomyrmex." Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 56 (1925): 5-22.
  • Forel A. 1910. Glanures myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 54: 6-32.
  • Hage Chanine-Hanna N. 1981. Nouvelle description de Tapinoma simrothi var phoenicium (Emery) (Hym-Formicoidae-Dolichoderinae) sur les exemplaires de la région cotière de Hadath-Liban. Ecologia Mediterranea 7(1): 155-161.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Kugler J. 1988. The zoogeography of Israel. 9. The zoogeography of social insects of Israel and Sinai. Monographiae biologicae 62: 251-275.
  • Petrov I. Z. 2008. Notes on the currently known ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Montenegro. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum 1: 243-254.
  • Seifert B. 2012. A review of the West Palearctic species of the ant genus Bothriomyrmex Emery 1869 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 17: 91-104.
  • Shattuck S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112: i-xix, 1-241.
  • Tohme G. 1996. Formicidae. Etude de la diversité biologique n° 4 . Ministère de l’Agriculture à Beyrouth (Eds.). P85-87.
  • Tohme G., and H. Tohme. 2014. Nouvelles liste des especes de fourmis du Liban (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea). Lebanese Science Journal 15(1): 133-141.
  • Tohmé H., and G. Tohmé. 1981. Contribution à l'étude systématique et biologique de Bothriomyrmex syrius (Forel), Formicoidea, Dolichoderinae [Hym.]. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 86: 97-103.
  • Vonshak M., and A. Ionescu-Hirsch. 2009. A checklist of the ants of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 33-55.
  • Wheeler W. M. and W. M. Mann. 1916. The ants of the Phillips Expedition to Palestine during 1914. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 60: 167-174.
  • Wheeler W. M., and W. M. Mann. 1916. The ants of the Phillips Expedition to Palestine during 1914. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 60: 167-174.