Messor arenarius alfierii

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Messor arenarius alfierii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. arenarius
Subspecies: M. arenarius alfierii
Trinomial name
Messor arenarius alfierii
Santschi, 1938



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • alfierii. Messor arenarius st. alfierii Santschi, 1938a: 34, fig. 4 (w.) EGYPT.
    • Type-material: 4 (?) syntype workers.
    • [Note: Santschi gives a single “worker” symbol after each of the four localities.]
    • Type-localities: Egypt: Meadi, 18.xii.1912 (A. Alfieri), Egypt: Cairo (A. Borcard), Egypt: Mariout, 13.xi.1913 (Storey), Egypt: Alexandria, 11.xi.1913 (A. Alfieri).
    • Type-depository: NHMB.
    • Subspecies of arenarius: Bolton, 1995b: 252.
    • Distribution: Egypt.



  • Santschi, F. 1938a [1937]. Quelques nouvelles fourmis d'Egypte. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Egypte 21: 28-44 (page 34, Fig. 4 worker described)