First record of the ant-loving cricket Myrmecophilus fuscus Stalling, 2013 (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae) in mainland Spain

Authors

  • Thomas Stalling Biologist (private)
  • Xavier Espadaler Ecology Unit and CREAF, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Nilo Ortiz de Zugasti Carrón Private

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v62i4.910

Keywords:

Myrmecophilus fuscus, Myrmecophilidae, distribution, new records, Spain, myrmecophiles

Abstract

We present the first published records of Myrmecophilus fuscus Stalling, 2013 from the Spanish mainland. We observed the species at various localities in Catalonia and in the city of Madrid. Six ant species are known hosts for M. fuscus in mainland Spain: Camponotus lateralis (Olivier, 1792), Crematogaster scutellaris (Olivier, 1792)and Formica cunicularia Latreille, 1798, as well as three ant species of the genus Lasius, two native and one exotic: L. grandis Forel, 1909, L. cinereus Seifert, 1992, and the invasive L. neglectus Van Loon, Boomsma & Andrásfalvy, 1990.

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Stalling, T.( 2015). New records of the ant-loving cricket Myrmecophilus fuscus Stalling, 2013 from the Mediterranean Basin (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae). Articulata 30 (in press.).

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Published

2015-12-27

How to Cite

Stalling, T., Espadaler, X., & Ortiz de Zugasti Carrón, N. (2015). First record of the ant-loving cricket Myrmecophilus fuscus Stalling, 2013 (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae) in mainland Spain. Sociobiology, 62(4), 481–483. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v62i4.910

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Research Article - Ants