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Species: Messor wasmanni   Krausse, 1910 

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See Also:

Messor wasmanni_cf, Messor wasmanni_cf_ro01

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Messor barbarus subsp. wasmanni Krausse, 1910 PDF: 524 (w.) ITALY (Sardinia). Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Krausse, 1911a: 15.].
Finzi, 1929 PDF: 83 (q.); Finzi, 1933 PDF: 163 (m.).
Revived from synonymy and raised to species: Casevitz-Weulersse, 1990a: 154.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

1 locality in Coastal SLO

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Ruderal, 4 times found in oak forest, 1 times found in open dry rocky, 2 times found in pine forest and roadsides, 2 times found in seashore with frygana and Pinus trees, 2 times found in clay wasteland, 1 times found in deciduous gallery forest, 1 times found in grassland, disturbed, 1 times found in park (open), 1 times found in limestone gorge, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 16 times on ground, 3 times Nest open in soil, 4 times under stone, 1 times on path in field, 1 times nbp, 2 times foraging trail, 1 times path, 1 times on road, 1 times in lawn, 1 times Foraging, 1 times between saline plants, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Hand, 6 times search.

Elevations: collected from 3 - 800 meters, 194 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 0009-02-28 and 2019-07-19

Type specimens: syntype of Messor barbarus semirufus concolor: casent0904126; syntype of Messor semirufus concolor: casent0913219, casent0913220; Type of unavailable (unpublished?) quadrinomial: Messor instabilis concolor cretaeus: casent0913173, casent0913174

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