Messor ferreri

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Messor ferreri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. ferreri
Binomial name
Messor ferreri
Collingwood, 1993

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • ferreri. Messor ferreri Collingwood, 1993a: 229, figs. 13-15 (w.) KENYA.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 254; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 212.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood C. A. 1993. Description of the host ant of Cossyphodinus bremeri Ferrer sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Pp. 229-231 in: Ferrer, J.; Collingwood, C. A. 1993. New species of Cossyphodinus from Africa (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) and description of the host ant Messor ferreri sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Entomofauna 14: 221-232
  • Garcia F.H., Wiesel E. and Fischer G. 2013.The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography. Journal of East African Natural History, 101(2): 127-222