Myrmecina sp. ir-abpari-01 and ir-ghaemshahr-01,

Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38: 34

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Myrmecina sp. ir-abpari-01 and ir-ghaemshahr-01


Myrmecina sp. ir-abpari-01 and ir-ghaemshahr-01 

Material: 8 $, Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests, Ghaemshahr (36°22'16''N, 52°50'53''E), 155 m asl, 4.VI.2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  ; 4 ?, Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests, Abpari (36°30'05''N, 51°55'58''E), 308 m asl, 22.VI.2008, leg. Omid PakniaGoogleMaps  .

Remarks: The genus Myrmecina Curtis consists of about 40 described species distributed in the Holarctic, South and Southeast Asia, Australia and South America. It is absent in the Afrotropical and Malagasy Regions. The highest speciosity occurs in the Oriental Region. In the western Palaearctic, there are four known species distributed from the Iberian Peninsula and Algeria to the Transcaucasus and the Middle East. This genus is new to Iran.