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Species: Messor bouvieri   Bondroit, 1918 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

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: Alicante, Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Europe, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Madrid, Malta, Portugal, Southern Europe, Spain, Valencia, Western Europe

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Camino, 3 times found in Pinus halepensis+pistacea lentiscus, 4 times found in Dunas, 2 times found in Arbustos, 2 times found in Parque, 1 times found in abriendo puerta nido, 2 times found in Descampado, 2 times found in Pinar, 2 times found in Erial, 1 times found in Pinar/Dunas, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times Forrajeando, 7 times nbp, 4 times Foraging, 4 times Nido bajo piedra, 2 times Abertura al nido al borde del camino, 3 times Nido en camino, 1 times Vuelo nupcial, 2 times Nido en suelo, 1 times Forrajeando, nido centro camino, 1 times Comiendose un pistacho, 1 times Borde acequia, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 46 times Hand, 0 times search.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1110 meters, 257 meters average

Type specimens:

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