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Species: Messor bouvieri   Bondroit, 1918 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

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.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: France, Italy, Portugal, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

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

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times Forrajeando, 7 times nbp, 4 times Nido bajo piedra, 4 times Foraging, 3 times Nido en camino, 2 times Abertura al nido al borde del camino, 1 times Vuelo nupcial, 1 times open (-30-0 cm), 2 times Nido en suelo, 1 times Forrajeando, nido centro camino, 1 times on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 46 times Hand, 3 times search, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1110 meters, 258 meters average

Type specimens:

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