Salata & Borowiec, 2019
Specimens of T. messiniaensis were collected from sunny localities in low lands and highlands (8 - 670 m a.s.l). The species was noted in various habitats, most often on shrubs growing along roadsides and olive plantations, maquis, phrygana and forests (cypress, deciduous and mixed). We noted also its presence in a park in a centre of a city and, occasionally, in shrubs located in a pine forest located on a rocky hill. Nests were found inside dry stems of various herbs and shrubs. Colonies polygynous.
|At a Glance||• Polygynous|
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: 38.26221° to 36.89582°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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|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.|
|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.|
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- messiniaensis. Temnothorax messiniaensis Salata & Borowiec, 2019: 107, figs. 3-6, 10, 12, 14 (w.q.) GREECE.
- Borowiec, L., Salata, S. 2021. Notes on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Western Greece. Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom Entomology 30: 1-23 (doi:10.5281/ZENODO.5571258).
- Salata, S., Borowiec, L. 2019. Preliminary division of not socially parasitic Greek Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) with a description of three new species. ZooKeys 877: 81-131 (doi:10.3897/zookeys.877.36320).
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Salata S., and L. Borowiec. 2019. Preliminary division of not socially parasitic Greek Temnothorax Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) with a description of three new species. ZooKeys 877: 81-131.