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Species: Liometopum microcephalum   (Panzer, 1798) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Formica microcephala Panzer, 1798 PDF: no. 1652 (m.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1861 PDF: 39 (w.q.).
Combination in Liometopum: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 39.
Senior synonym of Liometopum austriaca: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 39.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Israel, Turkey
    Europe: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

1 locality in E SLO


On the trunk of Quercus robur

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in park in city, 1 times found in road in city, 1 times found in square in village, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in mountain pastures with limestone rocks, 1 times found in N-slope of rocks with single Quercus cerris.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under tree, 1 times on trunk of coniferous tree, 1 times on the ground near tree, 1 times on oak trunk, 1 times on ground & tree, 1 times nest in tree (Quercus cerris), 1 times ground foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search, 3 times Hand.

Elevations: collected from 250 - 1800 meters, 659 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Formica austriaca: casent0915551

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