Contents Ants from Iran

Compilation based on the following modern publications

P(aknia) 2008, P2(Paknia 2010), F(irouzi 2011), G(hahari 2011), H(ossein 2012), BT (2015), G2 Ghahari (2015)

References:
Paknia, O, Radchenko, A., Alipanah, H. & Pfeiffer, M. 2008. A preliminary check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran. Myrmecological News. 11, 151-159. http://myrmecologicalnews.org/cms/images/pdf/volume11/mn11_151-159_non-printable.pdf


Initial collection by Omid Paknia (appear as "g." in Paknia et al, 2008, Table 1); unless other colleagues named.

Recent collectors Reyhane Nafisi, 2013; Shabnam Moradloo, 2013; Ebrahim Aram, 2014; Fatemeh Safariyan, 2014; Maryam Seiri, 2015 (some details still to be added); Roshanak Torabi, 2015; Giti Abolfathi, 2015; Fouzieh Heidary, 2015; Z Mahmoodi, 2015; Reyhan Afshari, 2015; Fatemeh Borjali, 2014; Maryam Ghatei - 2016; Farzaneh Jazini, ; Valah Heidari Kiah, 2015.

* species not listed in Paknia et al, 2008; or Paknia, 2008.

Subfamilies with separate pages

DOLICHODERINAE
FORMICINAE - Camponotus
FORMICINAE - Cataglyphis
FORMICINAE - others
MYRMICINAE - Messor
MYRMICINAE - others


NOTES: Species are shown on linked pages. These are in one of three formats - "Ants of (sub-Saharan) Africa" pages; "Ants of Egypt" pages; Ants from Iran pages. ¤ = compared with type images (or type of subspecies, etc.)

AENICTINAE
Aenictus dlusskyi Arnol'di
Paknia et al, 2008, north Iran
Aenictus dlusskyi
DORYLINAE
Dorylus sp
Paknia et al, 2008, south Iran - unverifiable
No images
PONERINAE Anochetus evansi Crawley
Paknia et al, 2008, northwest Iran Anochetus evansi
PONERINAE
Brachyponera sennaarensis (Mayr) ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU 001 - Fars Province, Lars City, xi.2001; & ZMGU 128 (queens) - Bandar-e-Kangan City, Bushehr Province, ii.2003
F Heidary - 13 - Siga, 03.v.2014
Brachyponera sennaarensis
PONERINAE
Leptogenys maxillosa F Smith
Ghahari 2011 ?
Leptogenys maxillosa
PONERINAE
Mesoponera ambigua (André)
Ghahari 2011, 2015 ?

Seeming tramp species with reports on Antweb from Saudi Arabia
Mesoponera ambigua
PONERINAE
Ponera coarctata (Latreille)
P 2008, as Ponera sp

ANTWEB1008082
Golestan, Tuskestan,
Paknia 28.v.2005
Ponera coarctata
PSEUDOMYRMICINAE
Tetraponera ambigua (Emery)
Ghahari 2011

Possibly Tetraponera erythraea known from Yemen and Saudia Arabia
Tetraponera ambigua

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