Checklist of the ants of Slovenia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Authors

  • Gregor Bračko Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.9.1.15-24

Keywords:

ants, Formicidae, checklist, Slovenia

Abstract

A checklist of the ants of Slovenia with 132 species is presented. Sixteen species are new for the Slovenian ant fauna (Ponera testacea, Cardiocondyla elegans, Myrmica gallienii, Myrmica lobulicornis, Myrmica rugulosa, Temnothorax italicus, Temnothorax lichtensteini, Temnothorax recedens, Temnothorax saxonicus, Tetramorium hungaricum, Tetramorium moravicum, Tetramorium semilaeve, Formica fuscocinerea, Lasius balcanicus, Plagiolepis ampeloni, Plagiolepis xene). Distribution of the recorded species according to the phytogeographic regions of Slovenia is also indicated.

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30.06.2007

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Bračko, G. (2007). Checklist of the ants of Slovenia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Natura Sloveniae, 9(1), 15-24. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.9.1.15-24

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