Ants of Greece – additions and corrections (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:L. Borowiec, Salata S.
Start Page:335
Date Published:12/2012
Keywords:entomology, faunistics, Formicidae, Greece, Hymenoptera, new records, redescriptions, synonymy, taxonomy

Below we present additions to our earlier contribution to the knowledge of the ants of Greece. The following taxonomic changes are proposed: Aphaenogaster rugosoferruginea ForeL, 1889 is raised to the species rank, Lasius illyricus Zimmermann, 1935 and Temnothorax rogeri emery, 1869 are excluded from synonyms and treated as good species. The following new synonyms are proposed: Camponotus sanctus ForeL, 1904 = Camponotus maculatus subsp. symiensis ForeL, 1910, = Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) compressus var. cosensis FinZi, 1939; Cataglyphis nodus (BruLLé, 1833) = Cataglyphis bicolor var. rufiventris emery, 1925; Cataglyphis aenescens (nyLander, 1849) = Myrmecocystus cursor var. hellenicus ForeL, 1886, = Myrmecocystys cursor var. cretica ForeL, 1910. Temnothorax rogeri and Aphaenogaster rugosoferruginea are redescribed, gynes of Aphaenogaster rugosoferruginea and Oxyopomyrmex krueperi ForeL, 1911 are described for the first time and characters distinguished Lasius illyricus from Lasius emarginatus are given. Camponotus honaziensis Karaman & aKtaç, 2013, Lasius illyricus Zimmermann, 1935, Myrmica hirsuta eLmeS, 1978, Oxyopomyrmex santschii ForeL, 1904 and Strongylognathus huberi dalmaticus ForeL, 1874 are recorded from Greece for the first time and first certain record of Tapinoma madeirense ForeL, 1895 is given, 28 species are excluded from list of Greek ants. New faunistic data for 36 other species are given. Revised check-list of Greek ants reports 278 species, 19 of them without a formal name.

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