New faunistic data on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the southern part of Montenegro

Authors

  • Gregor Bračko University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana
  • Marko Gomboc Mladinska ulica 29, SI-9000 Murska Sobota
  • Blaž Lupše Ježni Vrh 7, SI-1275 Šmartno pri Litiji
  • Renata Marić Groharjevo naselje 7, SI-4220 Škofja Loka
  • Urška Pristovšek Šešče pri Preboldu 48b, SI-3312 Prebold

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.16.1.41-51

Keywords:

ants, Montenegro, Balkan Peninsula, faunistics

Abstract

In spring 2013, we sampled ants from 14 localities in the southern part of Montenegro. Four different collection methods were applied: direct sampling, litter sifting, pitfall trapping and baiting. We present a list of 62 collected ant species, five of which are new records for the country: Camponotus gestroi, C. honaziensis, Lasius nitidigaster, Temnothorax sp. 1, and T. sp. 2. Some of the recorded species are discussed, including a rare subspecies Crematogaster auberti savinae. A short informal description for two unidentified Temnothorax species is given

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30.06.2014

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Bračko, G., Gomboc, M., Lupše, B., Marić, R., & Pristovšek, U. (2014). New faunistic data on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the southern part of Montenegro. Natura Sloveniae, 16(1), 41-51. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.16.1.41-51

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