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Species: Messor barbarus   (Linnaeus, 1767) 

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See Also:

Messor barbarus gallaoides, Messor barbarus mediosanguineus, Messor barbarus politus, Messor barbarus sahlbergi, Messor barbarus santschii

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

5 subspecies

Formica barbara Linnaeus, 1767 PDF: 962 (w.) MOROCCO. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


(based on species list records)
Afrotropical Region: Africa
Palearctic Region: Algeria, Alicante, Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Bulgaria, Catalonia, Egypt, Europe, France, Gibraltar, Iran, Italy, Kairouan, Liguria, Madrid, Monaco, Morocco, Northern Africa, Portugal, Romania, Southern Europe, Spain, Tunisia, Valencia, Western Europe

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in Huerto Naranjos, 4 times found in Urbano, 4 times found in Plantación palmeras, 4 times found in Parque, 2 times found in Urbanización (césped), 0 times found in dry steppe, 2 times found in Ruderal, 2 times found in Encinar (Dehesa), 2 times found in Rural, 0 times found in anthropogenic, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times Foraging, 3 times Open nest in ground, 3 times Correteando, 2 times Acera al lado cesped, 2 times Nido bajo piedra, 2 times nbp, 2 times Forrajeando, 0 times foraging on ground, 0 times under stone, 0 times under larger stone, 0 times park, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 47 times Hand, 0 times search, 2 times Net.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 920 meters, 318 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Aphaenogaster barbara sordida: casent0907738; syntype of Messor barbarus ambiguus: casent0913160, casent0913161; syntype of Messor barbarus nigriceps: casent0913162

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