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


  • Albena Lapeva-Gjonova Sofia University
  • Toshko Ljubomirov Bulgarian Academy of Sciences



Myrmicinae, Attini, Balkan Peninsula, new records


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.


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Author Biographies

Albena Lapeva-Gjonova, Sofia University

Faculty of Biology, Department of Zoology and Anthropology

Toshko Ljubomirov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research


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How to Cite

Lapeva-Gjonova, A., & Ljubomirov, T. (2020). First Records of Two Strumigenys Ant Species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Bulgaria. Sociobiology, 67(2), 326–329.



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