Notes on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Samos 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, faunistics, Greece-Northern Aegean Islands, Samos, taxonomy

Fifty and six ant species are recorded from the Samos Island (North Aegean) including seven not attributed to any formally described taxon. Aphaenogaster subcostata Viehmeyer, 1922, Temnothorax curtisetosus Salata & Borowiec, 2015 and Temnothorax smyrnenis (Forel, 1911) are new to Greece and Europe; Crematogaster erectepilosa Salata & Borowiec, 2015, Ponera coarctata (Latreill e, 1802), Temnothorax angustifrons Csösz, Heinze & Mikó, 2015 and Tetramorium hippocratis Agosti & Collingwood, 1987 are new to the East Aegean Islands. Leptothorax bulgaricus ssp. smyrnenis Forel, 1911 is raised to the species rank as Temnothorax smyrnenis (Forel, 1911) new status.

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