Messor rugosus

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Messor rugosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. rugosus
Binomial name
Messor rugosus
(André, 1881)

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Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 40.76667° to 32.033333°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Israel (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

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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.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • rugosus. Aphaenogaster barbara var. rugosa André, 1881b: 75 (in text) (w.m.) ISRAEL.
    • Type-material: syntype workers, syntype males (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: Israel: Jaffa (= Tel Aviv-Yafo) (Abeille de Perrin).
    • [Note: after Jaffa André adds, “et tout l’Orient”, but gives no other localities.]
    • Type-depository: MNHN.
    • Combination in Aphaenogaster (Messor): Forel, 1890a: lxx;
    • combination in Messor: Emery, 1908e: 458.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1891b: 12; Forel, 1906c: 190; Forel, 1907a: 25.
    • Subspecies of barbarus: André, 1883b: 356; Forel, 1890a: lxx.
    • Subspecies of capitatus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 101.
    • Subspecies of structor: Santschi, 1923f: 320 (in text).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1908e: 458; Emery, 1921f: 74; Menozzi, 1933b: 54; Finzi, 1936: 159; Bernard, 1955a: 360 (in key); Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. 1981: 144; Kugler, J. 1988: 257; Bolton, 1995b: 256; Vonshak, et al. 2009: 42; Borowiec, L. 2014: 111 (see note in bibliography).
    • Distribution: Israel, Syria.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus bodenheimeri.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Ben Mordechai J., and J. Kugler. 1976. Ecology of ants in the desert loess plain (Sede Zin) of Sede Boqer (Central Negev). Israel Journal of Zoology 25: 216-217.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Emery, C.. "Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. (Hym.) Teil III. Messor, Goniomma, Oxyopomyrmex." Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1908 (1908): 437-465.
  • Forel A. 1906. Fourmis d'Asie mineure et de la Dobrudscha récoltées par M. le Dr. Oscar Vogt et Mme Cécile Vogt, Dr. méd. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 50: 187-190.
  • Kugler J. 1988. The zoogeography of Israel. 9. The zoogeography of social insects of Israel and Sinai. Monographiae biologicae 62: 251-275.
  • Tohmé, G., and H. Tohmé. "Les fourmis du genre Messor en Syrie. Position systématique. Description de quelques ailés et de formes nouvelles. Répartition géographique." Ecologia Mediterranea 7 (1) (1981): 139-153, fig. 1-22.
  • Vonshak M., and A. Ionescu-Hirsch. 2009. A checklist of the ants of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 33-55.