Notes on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Zakynthos Island, Greece

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors:L. Borowiec, Salata S.
Journal:Annals of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, Entomology
Start Page:1
Date Published:11/2018
Keywords:Ants, East Aegean Islands, faunistics, Greece, Samos, taxonomy

Forty five ant species were recorded from the Zakynthos Island (Ionian Islands)in 2018, including seven not attributed to any formally described taxon. A comparison of ant fauna of Zakynthos with ant fauna of Samos islands is presented. Both islands have similar surface area (405.6 versus 476.4 km2) and are placed almost on the same latitude (37°) but represent the most western and the most eastern fauna complexes in Greece; 78 species and morphospecies were recorded from both islands but only 23 species are common.

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