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Species: Tetramorium moravicum   Novák & Sadil, 1941 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Tetramorium moravicum Novák & Sadil, 1941 PDF: 86 (diagnosis in key) (w.) CZECHOSLOVAKIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Kratochvil, in Kratochvíl, Novák & Snoflák, 1944 PDF: 71 (q.m.).
Revived from synonymy: Radchenko, Czechowski & Czechowska, 1998: 110.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium rhenanum: Schlick-Seiner, Steiner, Sanetra, et al. 2005: 186.

Distribution:

Few localities in Submediterranean SLO

Biology:

Xerothermous habitats, mostly under stones

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Güsten, R., 2006:
worker (Figs 13, 18): France , Dept. Savoie , Serrieres-en-Chautagne
gyne (Fig. 8): France , Dept. Drome , Col du Pertuis
Turkey , Prov. Kars , nr. Posof ; Turkey , Prov. Van , 8 km eBudakli ; Slovakia , Reg. Nitriansky Kraj , Kozarovce ; Czech Republic , Reg. Vysocina , Mohelno ; Austria , State Niederoesterreich , St. Poelten ; Germany , State Baden-Wuerttemberg , Vogtsburg ; Germany , State Rheinland-Pfalz , Lorchhausen ; France , Dept. Alpes-Maritimes , Maurioun ; France , Dept. Savoie , 12 km eBelley ; France , Dept. Savoie , Serrieres-en-Chautagne

Csösz S., 2007:
Tetramorium moravicum Kratochvíl , 1941: 86 ([[worker]], [[queen]]); also described as new in Kratochvíl 1944: 71 ([[worker]], [[male]]); TYPE MATERIAL: PARATYPES “ Tetramorium moravicum ” [-] “ 1941 ” [/] “ Mohelno ” [now CZECH REPUBLIC ] [/] “l. Dr Kratochvíl ” [-] Paratypus [/] “ Tetramorium ” [/] “ moravicum Kratochv .” (1[[worker]], 2[[males]]/ ZMMU ) ; junior synonym of Tetramorium forte : Radchenko 1992b: 51; revived from synonymy: Seifert 1996: 160, not Radchenko et al 1998: 110, Czechowski et al. 2002: 66, Radchenko et al. 2004: 77;
Tetramorium rhenanum Schulz , 1996: 391 ([[worker]], [[queen]], [[male]]) TYPE MATERIAL: HOLOTYPE and PARATYPES : Hessen , Rheinland , [ GERMANY ] 3km N. Lorchhausen, 35km W. Wiesbaden, 100mH , 15.06.1994 . leg. Schulz (3[[workers]], 1[[queen]] / MHNG , 12[[workers]], 3[[queens]], 2 [[males]] / PCAS ) ; junior synonym of T. moravicum Schlick-Steiner et al. 2005: 1;
Redescription of worker (figs 46-49). Medium to large size, CS 833 [720, 953]. Whole body and appendages dark brown to black. Head nearly square, CL/CW 1.02 [0.97, 1.06], with very feebly convex sides, straight occipital margin and narrowly rounded occipital corners. Eyes small, EYE 0.170 [0.165, 0.183]. Frons moderately narrow, FR/CS 0.36 [0.34, 0.38], frontal lobes usually as wide as frons, rarely slightly wider, FL/FR 1.01 [1.0, 1.04]. Scape long, SL/CS 0.80 [0.77, 0.83], with well developed longitudinal dorsal carina basally, parallel costulae extending scape. Promesonotal dorsum slightly convex, metanotal groove deep. Propodeal teeth long. Petiolar node trapezoidal in profile, NOH/NOL 1.07 [0.90, 1.29], petiole relatively high, PEH/NOL 1.94 [1.72, 2.23]. General appearance coarsely rugoso-reticulate, ground surface microreticulate, dull. Head dorsum longitudinally rugose and microreticulate, occiput rugoso-reticulate. Alitrunk dorsum, mesopleuron and dorsum of petiolar node rugoso-reticulate, ground surface coarsely microreticulate, dorsum of postpetiole longitudinally rugulose and microreticulate. Polygonal striation continuous on 1st gastral tergite (see fig. 8.). Ventral surface of head with several short and few moderately long, straight, or few ìCî-shape setae arising posteriorly to buccal cavity (see fig. 5).
Redescription of gyne (figs 43-45). Medium to large size, CS 1198 [1045, 1275]. Whole body and appendages dark brown to black. Head distinctly wider than long, CL/CW 0.88[0.84, 0.92], with straight, subparallel sides, straight occipital margin and widely rounded occipital corners. Frons narrow, FR/CS 0.36 [0.34, 0.38], frontal lobes as wide as frons, FL/FR 1.0 [1.0, 1.02]. Scape moderately short, SL/CS 0.73 [0.71, 0.75], with well developed longitudinal dorsal carina basally, parallel costulae extending scape. Head as wide as scutum, MW/CS 1.07 [1.05, 1.13]. Propodeal teeth long. Dorsal crest of petiolar node convex, with well visible protuberance medially in frontal view; in profile petiolar node dorsum blunt. Petiole and postpetiole relatively narrow, WAIST 0.92 [0.86, 1.0]. General appearance coarsely rugose, ground surface microreticulate, dull. Head dorsum, occiput and sides rugoso-reticulate, ground surface microreticulate. Frons longitudinally rugose and microreticulate. Scutum longitudinally rugose, anteriorly smooth, scutellum more or less smooth, sides finely rugulose. Sides of alitrunk, ruguloso-reticulate and microreticulate, ventral part of katepisternum usually smooth and shiny. Dorsum of petiolar node and postpetiole coarsely reticulate; median protuberence of petiolar node smooth. Polygonal striation disrupted on 1st gastral tergite, sometimes continuous basally. Ventral surface of head with several short and few moderately long, straight, or few C-shape setae arising posterior to buccal cavity.
Redescription of male. Whole body and appendages black. Head with feebly convex sides, straight occipital margin and rounded occipital corners. Head narrower than scutum. Propodeal teeth very short, propodeum nearly rounded in profile. Dorsal crest of petiolar node blunt not emarginate in frontal wiew. Head, alitrunk and waist finely sculptured, partly shiny, the rest of ground surface microreticulate. Head finely reticulate ground surface microreticulate. Scutum finely rugulose, laterally and anteriorly smooth and shiny. Scutellum longitudinally rugulose, usually shiny medially. Sides of alitrunk finely rugose and microreticulate. Dorsum of petiolar node feebly reticulate and microreticulate, postpetiole generally smooth and shiny. Polygonal striation disrupted on 1st gastral tergite.
Material examined (64 nest series including 374 workers, 28 gynes and 43 males). AUSTRIA - Setzberg, 1,5km N. Spitz, Wachau , 48°23'N15°25'E300mH , 05.05.2001 . nr.251. & nr.253 . leg. Schulz (4[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; BULGARIA - Blagoierbad , 15.06.1972 . leg. Poldi (2[[workers]] / MSNM ) ; Malko Trnovo , 25.05.1958 , leg. Pisarski (7[[workers]] / HNHM ) ; FRANCE - Breil-sur-Roya6km N , Dep. Alpes Maritimes , vic. Maurioun, 450- 700mH , 17.07.1994 . leg. Schulz (3[[workers]] / MHNG , 20[[workers]], 4[[males]] / PCAS ) ; Camargue , Albaron , 15.06.1974 . leg. Poldi (2[[workers]], 2[[queens]] / MSNM ) , 20.06.1974 . leg. Poldi (2W, 2[[males]] / MSNM ) ; GEORGIA - Nr.3672 . Kavkaz, Gumista, Suchumi , 21.11.1963 , leg Pisarski (6[[workers]], 3 [[males]] / HNHM , 6[[workers]], 4 [[males]] / MIZ ) ; GERMANY - Hessen , Mittleres Rheintal, oberhalb Lorchhausen, 250m , 18.IV.2003 , leg. A. Schulz, R. Güsten & M. Sanetra (3[[workers]] / HNHM , 6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Kaiserstuhl, Badberg ¾km w Steinbr. , Bd.-Wtmbg. , 320m , 13.IV.2003 , leg. A. Schulz, R Güsten & M. Sanetra (3[[workers]] / HNHM , 6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Kaiserstuhl, Schelingen , Bd.-Wtmbg. , ( Südteil ), 300-320m , 12.IV2003 , leg. A. Schulz & R. Güsten (3[[workers]] / HNHM , 6[[workers]] / PCAS ) , (Nordteil), 320-340m , 13.IV2003 , leg. A. Schulz, R. Güsten & M. Sanetra (3[[workers]] / HNHM , 6[[workers]], 3[[queens]], 6[[males]] / PCAS ) ; Mittleres Rheintal, obh. Bacharach-Steeg 200mRheinland-Pfalz , 18.IV2003 , leg. A. Schulz, R. Güsten & M. Sanetra (3[[workers]] / HNHM , 6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Nahetal, 1km e Burg Layen, 120m , Rheinland-Pfalz , 14.IV2003 , leg. G. Heller, A. Schulz & R. Güsten (3[[workers]] / HNHM , 6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Nahetal, 2km SE Schloßböckelheim , 150m , Rheinland-Pfalz , 14.IV2003 , leg. G. Heller, A. Schulz & R. Güsten (3[[workers]] / HNHM , 10[[workers]], 8[[queens]], 8[[males]] / PCAS ) ; Nahetal, 2km w Norheim, 120m , Rheinland-Pfalz , 14.IV2003 , leg. G. Heller, A. Schulz & R. Güsten (3[[workers]] / HNHM , 6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; GREECE - Ossa Mt. , 28.05.1989 , nr.GR001 . leg. R. Sciaky (6[[workers]] / HNHM ) ; Parnon, 4km WSW. Kastanitsa , 37°17'N22° 40'E , Peleponnes , Prov. Arkadia , 1200-1400mH , 22.04.2000 . nr.03-19 . leg. A. Schulz (4[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Mani, 20 km SW Githeo , 36°40' N22°24'E , Peleponnes , Prov. Lakonia , 50 mH , 23.04.2000 . nr.04-31 . leg. A. Schulz (1[[queen]],5[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Peloponesos Aetos , 27.06.1986 . leg. Sabbadini (4[[workers]] / MSNM ) ; Pilion, vic. Chania , Prov. Magnissía , 1000- 1400mH , 14.05.1996 . nr.11-213., nr.11-214. & nr.11-215 . leg. A. Schulz, K. Vock (12[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Smolikos Mt, N.slope , 28.05.1989 , nr.GR003 . leg. R Sciaky (2[[workers]] / HNHM ) ; HUNGARY - Mátrafüred , Szent-Ivány , 02.05.1937 . leg. Móczár (8[[workers]] / HNHM ) ; Sóshartyán , 24.04.1999 . nr.04 . leg. Bálint (1[[worker]] / HNHM ) ; ITALY - Casola, 670m Appennines , Parmense , 09.1991 . leg. Grasso (4[[workers]] / MSNM ) ; Em.Rom (Re)Cinquecerri , 24.04.1978 . leg. Ferri (4[[workers]] / MSNM ) ; Forti di Genova , 15.04.1993 . leg. Poldi (3[[workers]] / MSNM ) ; Mts. Subasio , (PG)05.06.1993 . leg. Platania (2[[workers]], 1[[queen]] / MSNM ) ; Novafeltria , Emilia , 21.09.1951 , leg. E.C.M.Yarrow (11[[workers]] / NHM ) ; Piemonte, Cuneo prov. , Valdieri env. 800mH , 16.06.1988 , leg. Rigato (8[[workers]], 1[[queen]], 1[[male]] / NHM ) ; Sulmona , AQ , 05.02.1962 . leg. Poldi (2[[workers]] / MSNM ) ; Umbria , Spoleto Protte [?] , 01.04.1989 . leg. Poldi (5[[workers]] / MSNM ) ; Valdieri (CN) 800-850m , 03.07.1989 . leg. Rigato (2[[workers]], 1[[queen]] / MSNM ) ; ROMANIA - Kolozsvár (Cluj Napoca), Szénafüvek , Transylvania , 07.08.2003 . no.AA087 . leg. Markó (10[[workers]] / HNHM ) ; Kolozsvár , Szénafüvek , Transylvania , 17.09.2003 . leg. Markó (5[[workers]] / HNHM ) ; SERBIA-MONTENEGRO - Brezoviza, Mts. Sar , Kosovo , 900-1200mH , 23.05.1971 , nr.16 . leg Papp & Horvatovich (6[[workers]] / HNHM ) ; Nis . Jugo nr.384 , 18.1984 . leg. Poldi (1[[worker]] / MSNM ) ; Pec Pecka, Banja , Kosovo , 600mH , 18.05.1971 . nr.14 . leg. Papp & Horvatovich (2[[workers]] / HNHM ) ; Titograd , 10.06.1972 . leg. Poldi (2[[workers]], 1[[queen]], 1[[male]] / MSNM ) ; TURKEY - Aydintepe, vil. Gümüshane 1200mH , 01.07.1975 . nr.10 . leg. Osella (3[[workers]], 3[[queens]], 1[[male]] / MSNM ) ; Bitlis , 10km SW Kücüksu 15km S Tatvan 1700mH, Rasenfläche an Bachlauf 16.06.1993 . nr.1084 . leg. Schulz (6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Erzurum , 5km SW Aydogdu 20km SW Göle , 1400mH , 26.06.1993 . nr.1149 . leg. Schulz (6[[workers]],1[[male]]/ PCAS ) ; Erzurum , Sac Gecidi 40km SE Horasan, 2300mH, Hochsteppe und Bachlauf, Wiese22. 06. 1993 . nr. 1114 . leg. Schulz (6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Kars , Dagpinar 25km SE Kars 1800mH, Steppe mit Vulkangesteinen23.06.1993 . nr.1121 . leg. Schulz (6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Kars , nahe Posof, 1700mH, an der Georgischen Grenze25.06.1993 . nr.1144. nr.1145. nr.1146 . leg. Schulz (30[[workers]], 6[[queens]], 5[[males]] / PCAS ) ; Kars , zwischen Cildir und Camlicatak, ca 20-40km E Ardahan, 1800-2000mH , 24.06.1993 . nr.1125 . leg. Schulz (3[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Rize , 20km NW Ovitdagi Gecidi 30km SE Rize 1000-1400mH, Laubwald 50% auf Sand30.06.1993 . nr.1199 . leg. Schulz (6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Van , 20 km NNW Catak 2300-2700mH, Steppenvegetation18.06.1993 . nr.13-1098 . leg. Schulz (5[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Van , 5km SE Dedeli 30km SE Patnos 1700mH, Hochsteppe20.06.1993 . nr.1103. & nr.1105 . leg. Schulz (12[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Van , 8km E Budakli 40 km W Gevas, 2200mH, feuchte Wiese und Steppe17.06.1993 . nr.1086., nr.1088. & nr.1090 . leg. Schulz (29[[workers]], 1[[queen]] / PCAS ) ; Van , Migaros , 15.08.1987 . leg. Pavesi (2[[workers]] / MSNM ) ; UKRAINE - Manhup-Kale , Krim , SW Bachcysaraj, 300-500mH , 12.08.1995 . nr.04-T524 . leg. M. Sanetra (6[[workers]] / PCAS ) ; Simferopol, S-Krim, vic. Zalis’s’a. 300-500mH , 13.08.1995 . nr.05-T527. & nr.05-T528 . leg. leg. Sanetra (3[[workers]] / MHNG , 11[[workers]]/ PCAS ) ;
Morphometrics: (108 workers and 12 gynes measured).
Diagnosis. Workers of T. moravicum are distinguishable from most species of the chefketi species complex (except for T. rhodium and T. syriacum ) by their usually finely costulate scapes bearing a well visible and long dorsal carina basally. The most distinctive features, to separate T. moravicum from T. rhodium workers, the shape of the petiole in profile (NOH/NOL, PEH/NOL, Table 1.), and the relative length of scape (SL/CS, Table 1.); the frontal width (FR/CS, Table 1.) gives appropriate discrimination of the workers of T. moravicum and T. syriacum .
Gynes of T. moravicum differ from known gynes of other species of the chefketi species complex by the relatively wide scutum, MW/CS 1.07 [1.05, 1.13] and by the dorsal carina of the scape. For further combination of morphometric characters see Table 1-2.
Distribution. Widespread in the western Palaearctic from S France to Caucasus. The westernmost known locality of this species is Camargue, France.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in forest, 0 times found in small village, 1 times found in Urban area

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 2 times hand-searching, 1 times by hand, 0 times search

Elevations: collected from 100 - 332 meters, 223 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Tetramorium rhenanum: casent0905777, casent0911251

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