Two new species of the "ultimate" parasitic ant genus Teleutomyrmex KUTTER, 1950 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Western Palaearctic

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:Kiran, K, Karaman, C, Lapeva-Gjonova, A, Aksoy, V
Journal:Myrmecological News
Volume:25
Start Page:145
Pagination:155
Keywords:Taxonomy; ants; Formicidae; Teleutomyrmex; social parasites; new species; Turkey; Bulgaria
Abstract:

Two new "ultimate" parasitic ant species, Teleutomyrmex seiferti KIRAN & KARAMAN sp.n. and Teleutomyrmex buschingeri LAPEVA-GJONOVA sp.n., are described from one site each in Turkey and Bulgaria. The hosts belong to Tetra- morium cf. chefketi FOREL, 1911. The findings increase the number of described Teleutomyrmex species to four.

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