First record of the slave-maker ant Harpagoxenus sublaevis (Nylander, 1849) from Bulgaria (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:Antonova, V
Journal:Myrmecological News
Volume:12
Pagination:1-2
Keywords:Bulgaria, Formicidae, Harpagoxenus sublaevis, social parasite
Abstract:

Harpagoxenus sublaevis (Nylander, 1849) was found among ants taken in pitfall traps set in the Alibotoush Reserve, Slavjanka Mountain in southwestern Bulgaria. This species is new to the Bulgarian myrmecofauna that recently numbered about 130 species.

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