Eight ants species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) new for the fauna of Iran

Abstract :

Until recently, the ants' fauna of Iran has been rather poorly known. In this study, we recorded eight ants' species new to Iran, during 2008-2010. The species are as follow: Aphaenogaster splendida Roger, 1859; Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel, 1881; Monomorium acutinode Collingwood & Agosti, 1996; Pheidole sculpturata Mayr, 1866; Camponotus lateralis Olivier, 1792; Lepisiota melas Emery, 1915; Lepisiota niger Dalla Torre, 1893 and Plagiolepis schmitzii Forel, 1895. All species had symbiotic relationship with Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead)


Keyword :

Formicidae, ant, fauna, Fars, Iran


Author(s) : Mohammadi, S., Mossadegh, M. S., Esfandiari, M.
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2012 Vol. 7 Number 2