Messor concolor

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

The biology of this species is poorly known. Workers were collected at midday, in the dry riverbed located in Imbros Gorge. Area was overgrown by phrygana. Most probably, as in all Cretan Messor species, nest was located in soil (Salata & Bororiec, 2019). Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran on parkland ground in a moderate rainfall area.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Association with Other Organisms

This species is a host for the eucharitid wasp Eucharis punctata (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (primary host).



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

  • concolor. Messor semirufus var. concolor Santschi, 1927c: 229 (s.w.m.) SYRIA. [First available use of Messor barbarus subsp. semirufus var. concolor Emery, 1908e: 448; unavailable name.]
    • Subspecies of semirufus: Baroni Urbani, 1964a: 1.
    • Junior synonym of semirufus: Baroni Urbani, 1974: 227.
    • Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 143.
    • Junior synonym of wasmanni: Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 322.
    • Status as species: Pashaei Rad et al., 2018: 9; Salata & Borowiec, 2019: 56.

Type Material