Tetramorium striativentre Mayr,

Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38: 35-36

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Tetramorium striativentre Mayr


Tetramorium striativentre Mayr  HNS  , 1877

Material: 16 Ç, Central Persian deserts, Daranjir ProtectedArea (32°26'18''N, 55°01'21''E), 1227 m asl, 19.V2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 2 $, Central Persian deserts, Siahkooh National Park (32°35'55''N, 54°13'59''E), 998 m asl, 25.V2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 26 $, Central Persian deserts (32°57'23''N, 55°32'08''E), 1392 m asl, 17.V2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 4 ?, Central Persian deserts, Tabas (33°36'44''N, 57°05'46''E), 1083 m asl, 14.V2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 22?, Central Persian deserts, South of Naeen (32°43'11''N, 53°16'39''E), 1372 m, asl, 26.V2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 23 $, transitional region of Alborz Range forest steppe and Central Persian deserts, Khojir National Park (35°38'56''N, 51°43'45''E), 1466 m asl, 29.IV2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 32 ?, Central Persian deserts, Kavir National Park (34°45'40''N, 52°10'19''E), 1057 m asl, 7.V2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 39?, Central Persian deserts, Turan National Park (35°58'22''N, 56°04'43''E), 1176 m asl, 17.VI.2007, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  .

Remarks: Inhabits mainly mountains of Central Asia and Afghanistan, whereas the morphologically similar T. schneideri  HNS  lives in plains (Dlussky et al. 1990; Radchenko 1992b).