Aphaenogaster illyrica, a new species from the mountains of the Balkan Peninsula (Hymenoptera, Formicidae).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:G. Bračko, Lapeva-Gjonova, A., Salata, S., Borowiec, L., Polak, S.
Start Page:89
Date Published:2019-07-09
Keywords:Aphaenogaster subterranea species group, Mediterranean Region, Superficial Subterranean Habitat, taxonomy

Aphaenogaster illyrica sp. nov., a member of the A. subterranea species group, is described from Dinaric Alps of Slovenia and Croatia, from Golešnica Mt. in north Macedonia, Osogovo-Belasica Massif of southwestern Bulgaria, and from Kerkini Mts. of Greek Macedonia. It is characterised by large body size, moderately sculptured head, elevated mesonotum, and long propodeal spines. Its habitat preferences are discussed. A key to the Aphaenogaster graeca complex is provided.

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