First Records of Two Strumigenys Ant Species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Bulgaria

Albena Lapeva-Gjonova, Toshko Ljubomirov

Abstract


The Strumigenys ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) are poorly studied in Bulgaria due to their small size and cryptic lifestyles. To date, only one species, S. baudueri (Emery, 1875), has been reported from a collecting site in the East Rhodopi Mountains (South Bulgaria). Herein we provide the fi rst records of another two species in Bulgaria: S. argiola (Emery, 1869) (Northeast Bulgaria) and S. tenuipilis Emery, 1915 (South Pirin Mountain). Scanning electron microscope micrographs of both species are also provided.


Keywords


Myrmicinae; Attini; Balkan Peninsula; new records

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v67i2.4963

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