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Species: Messor wasmanni   Krausse, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Messor barbarus subsp. wasmanni Krausse, 1910 PDF: 524 (in text) (w.) ITALY (Sardinia). Palearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-localities: Italy: Sardinia, Cagliari, Orisanto, Asuni, 1909 (A.H. Krausse-Heldrungen). Type-depository: unknown. Type notes: Locality data from Krausse, 1911a PDF: 15. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Also described as new by Krausse, 1911a PDF: 15.]
Finzi, 1929 PDF: 83 (q.); Finzi, 1933 PDF: 163 (m.)
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Krausse, 1912c PDF: 164; Emery, 1915a: 249; Emery, 1916a PDF: 142; Santschi, 1917e PDF: 90; Emery, 1921c PDF: 71; Menozzi, 1921 PDF: 26; Emery, 1922d PDF: 94.
Subspecies of Messor barbarus: Emery, 1912f PDF: 97.
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Oman, Syria, Turkey
    Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

1 locality in Coastal SLO

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 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 clay wasteland, 2 times found in seashore with frygana and Pinus trees, 1 times found in deciduous gallery forest, 1 times found in olive plantations, 1 times found in Xerothermous hill, open, 1 times found in dry meadow, ...

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 ground nest, 2 times foraging trail, 2 times Foraging, 1 times path, 1 times Open nest, 1 times on road, ...

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

Elevations: collected from 3 - 800 meters, 190 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1946-10-01 00:00:00.0 and 2022-07-14 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Messor semirufus concolor: casent0913219, casent0913220; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Messor instabilis concolor cretaeus: casent0913173, casent0913174

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