Messor subgracilinodis

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Messor subgracilinodis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. subgracilinodis
Binomial name
Messor subgracilinodis
Arnol'di, 1970

Identification

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - HW 2.48; EL/HW 0.17. This species has body pilosity much as Messor aralocaspius but less dense and it also differs by the much smoother head sculpture, smaller eyes and the frequent slightly reddish tinge to the alitrunk.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Russian Federation (type locality), Turkmenistan.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • subgracilinodis. Messor subgracilinoclis Arnol'di, 1970a: 73, fig. 1(1,2) (w.q.) TURKMENISTAN.
    • [Justified emendation of spelling to subgracilinodis: Arnol'di, 1970a: 87 (caption of fig. 1); Arnol'di, 1977b: 1642.]
    • Status as species: Arnol’di, 1977b: 1642 (in key); Dlussky, 1981a: 17; Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 226; Bolton, 1995b: 257; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 322; Collingwood & Heatwole, 2000: 7; Paknia, et al. 2010: 33; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 45; Borowiec, L. 2014: 113.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Collingwood C., and H. Heatwole. 2000. Ants from Northwestern China (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Psyche 103 (1-2): 1-24.
  • Dlussky G. M., O. S. Soyunov, and S. I. Zabelin. 1990. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Paknia O., and M. Pfeiffer. 2011. Hierarchical partitioning of ant diversity: implications for conservation of biogeographical diversity in arid and semi-arid areas. Diversity and Distributions 17: 122-131.
  • Paknia, O., A. G. Radchenko, and M. Pfeiffer. "New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran." Asian Myrmecology 3, no. 29-38 (2010).