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Species: Messor bouvieri   Bondroit, 1918 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Messor bouvieri Bondroit, 1918 PDF: 154, fig. 75 (s.w.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Messor instabilis: Menozzi, 1926b PDF: 181.
Junior synonym of Messor sanctus: Bernard, 1967a PDF: 148.
Material of the unavailable name Messor grandiceps referred here by Collingwood, 1978 PDF: 68.


Palearctic Region: Balearic Islands, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in abriendo puerta nido, 1 times found in Descampado, 1 times found in Dry sandy soil, Pinus. 20M from shore, 1 times found in Forrajeando semillas, 0 times found in hilltop with sparse vegetation and single pines, 0 times found in maquis shrubland, 0 times found in open mediterranean thyme meadow, 1 times found in Ruderal.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Foraging, 2 times Abertura al nido al borde del camino, 1 times Forrajeando, 0 times on ground, 1 times Nido bajo piedra, 0 times nest mound, 1 times nbp, 0 times large trail on ground.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Manual, 0 times search.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1110 meters, 332 meters average

Type specimens:

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