Messor melancholicus

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Messor melancholicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. melancholicus
Binomial name
Messor melancholicus
Arnol'di, 1977

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Synonyms

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran on the ground in all rainfall areas.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • melancholicus. Messor melancholicus Arnol'di, 1977b: 1639 (s.w.) CAUCASUS. [First available use of Messor structor subsp. striaticeps var. melancholica Karavaiev, 1926b: 104; unavailable name.] Senior synonym of schelkovnikovi: Arakelian, 1994: 36.
  • schelkovnikovi. Messor melancholicus subsp. schelkovnikovi Arnol'di, 1977b: 1639 (w.q.) KAZAKHSTAN. Junior synonym of melancholicus: Arakelian, 1994: 36.

Description

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