The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Plana Mountain (Bulgaria)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:Vagalinski, B, Lapeva-Gjonova, A
Journal:Historia naturalis bulgarica
Start Page:87
Keywords:ants, distribution, Formicidae, Plana Mountain, zoogeography

The paper presents the first detailed research of the ants (Formicidae) of Plana Mountain
(Western Bulgaria). A total number of 49 species were identified, 44 of which are new the studied
area. Tetramorium hungaricum (Röszler, 1935) and Formica exsecta Nylander, 1846, reported from Plana
by other authors, were not found during the current research. The paper also provides a brief
zoogeographical analysis of the local ant fauna and a comparison with those of the adjacent Vitosha
and Lozen Mountains. Some habitat information and additional remarks are given as well.

Taxonomic name: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith