Contents Ants from Iran

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.)

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


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

Reference: 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

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.


DOLICHODERINAE
Dolichoderus quadripunctatus (Linnaeus)
M Ghatei - 01 - Rezvanshar, 14.viii.2014
F Borjali - 01 - Rasht, 3.ix.2014
Dolichoderus quadripunctatus
DOLICHODERINAE
Tapinoma erraticum (Latreille) ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU 1406 - Miankaleh, xi.2004; and, ZMGU 1417 - Miankaleh, viii.2004 (also by Radchenko)
F Safariyan - 12 - Salvat Abad, 4.ii.2014
F Borjali - 34 - Siahkhal, 30.iv.2014
F Jazini - 16 - Fadaeian Aslam Park, 1.ix.2015
Tapinoma erraticum
DOLICHODERINAE
Tapinoma karavaievi Emery ¤ M Seiri - 16 (queen)
F Jazini - 11 - Fadaeian Eslam park, 1.ix.2015
Tapinoma karavaievi worker
DOLICHODERINAE Tapinoma simrothi Krausse * ¤ (subspecies) R Nafisi - 06 - Sabzevar- Khorasan, 19.x.2012
S Moradloo - 18, Halab, 20.vi.2012
E Aram - 33 - Nowdeh, 24.vi.2012
F Heidary - 16 - Sayyedhashemi, 27.vi.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 08 - Javan-Mardan-e-Iran Park, 17.iv.2015
Tapinoma simrothi
FORMICINAE
Camponotus (Myrmentoma) lateralis (Olivier) * ¤ F Borjali - 03 - Chaf & Chamkala, 30.iv.2014
Camponotus lateralis minor
FORMICINAE Camponotus (Myrmentoma) rebeccae Forel * ¤ S Moradloo - 08 - Zarrin Abad, 20.vi.2012
F Safariyan - 07 - Zagros, 5.ii.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 25 - Javan-Mardan-e-Iran Park, 26.vii.2015
V H Kia - 03 - Kokab Park, 6.viii.2014

Minor workers
Camponotus rebeccae minor
FORMICINAE
Camponotus (Myrmentoma) staryi Pisarski *
R Torabi - 03 - Afif Abad Garden, Shiraz, 25.vi.2014

Major & minor workers
Camponotus staryi major
FORMICINAE Camponotus (Myrmosericus) armeniacus Arnol'di ¤ S Moradloo - 01 & 02 - Gogje Ghiaye Markasi, 1.vii.2012; 10 - Dandi, 21.viii.2012
E Aram - 08 - Bijar, 4.ii.2014
R Torabi - 02 - Saheli, Shiraz, 28.vi.2014
M Safariyan - 08 - Bijar Protected area, 4.11.2014

Major & minor workers
Camponotus armenaicus major
FORMICINAE
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) aethiops (Latreille) concava Forel form ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU 113 - Golestan Province, Gonad-e-Kavoos, collector Aina Ebadati, iv.2004
R Torabi - 04 - Dar al Rahme, 26.vi.2014
V H Kia - 04 - Kokab Park, Qom, 6.viii.2014
Major & minor workers
Camponotus aethiops major
FORMICINAE
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) evansi Crawley * no type images
M Seiri - 07 - xx; 08 - xx
M Ghatei - 02 - Khomam, Guilan

Major & minor workers
Camponotus evansi major
FORMICINAE Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fellah Emery, Iran form * ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU1301 - Kerman, v. 2004
E Aram - 03 - Kamardarak, 28.vii.2012, 04 - Dayukandi, 10.x.2012; 07 - Kazaj, 19.viii.2012; 23 - Dayukandi, 17.v.2012
F Safariyan - 04 - Bijar, 4.ii.2014, and, 06 - Zagros, 5.ii.2014
F. Heidary - 03 - Torman, 5.ii.2013

Major & minor workers
Camponotus fellah major
FORMICINAE Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) ruzskyellus Forel * ¤ E Aram  - 2 - Kamardarak, 9.v.2012
M Seiri - 12b -

Minor workers
Camponotus ruzskyellus major
FORMICINAE
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) sanctus Forel * ¤ R Torabi - 05 - Azadi Park, Shiraz, 28.vi.2014
R Afshari - 06 - Bideh, Semirom, 15.vii.2014
F Borjali - 02 - Alborz, 15.iv.2015

Major workers
Camponotus sanctus major
FORMICINAE
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) turkestanicus Emery ¤ F Heidary - 02.2 - Laverekhasht

Minor worker
Camponotus turkestanicus major
FORMICINAE Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) xerxes Forel ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU 1301 - Kerman, v.2004; note: this is Camponotus xerxes Forel according to Radchenko (in Paknia et al (2008)
R Nafisi
-10 & 11 - Neghab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 15.x.2012
E Aram - 04 - Dayukandi, 10.xi.2012, 06 - Kamardaraq, 21.vii.2012, and, 06 - Kamardaraq, 21.vii.2012
F Safariyan - 04 - Bijar, 4.ii.2014
R Torabi - 01 - Beheshti, Shiraz, 27.vi.2014
M Seiri - 09, 10, 11, 12a
F Heidary - 02.1 - Laverekhasht
R Afshari - 05 - Semirom - 20.viii.2014
F Borjali - 36 & 38 - Alborz, 15.iv.2014

Major & minor workers
Camponotus xerxes major
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis aenescens (Nylander) ¤ (subspecies) R Nafisi - 03 - Rodab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 18.x.2012


Cataglyphis aenescens
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis albicans (Forel) ssp armenus Arnol'di ¤ (armenus type) *
R Nafisi  - 05 - Rodab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 18.x.2012
F Heidary - 08 - Lamerd. 3.v.2014

Major & minor workers
Cataglyphis albicans armenus major
FORMICINAE
Cataglyphis alibabae Pisarski * - no type images available
R Torabi - 08 - Baba Kouhi, Shiraz, 7.v.2014 Cataglyphis alibabae
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis bellicosus (Karavaiev) ¤ R Nafisi  - 01 - Rodab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 18.x.2012
S Moradloo - 04 - Gogje Ghiaye Markasi, 2.vii.2012, and 14 - Nasir Abad, 2.v.2013
E Aram - 19 - Mazraeh, 6.v.2012
F Safariyan - 02 - Abider Park, 5.ii.2014
G Abolfathi - 06 - Khomeini Square, Borujerd, 13.vii.2014, and 10 - Chogha Hill, Borujerd, 7.viii.2013
F Heidary - 04 - Chahkowr - 27.vi.2014
V H Kia - 08 - Janat Abad, Qom - 9.v.2014
F Borjali - 37 - Alborz, 15.iv.2014
F Jazini - 23 - Behesht-Zahra Park, 12.iv.2015

Major & minor workers
Cataglyphis bellicosus major
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis cuneinodis Arnol'di - no type images available
F Safariyan - 01 - Ghajoor Bridge, 3.iv.2014 Cataglyphis cuneinodis
FORMICINAE
Cataglyphis emeryi (Karavaiev)
V H Kia - 11 - Veshnaveh, Qom, 14.v.2014
Cataglyphis emeryi
FORMICINAE
Cataglyphis foreli (Ruzsky)
R Afshari - 12 - Ghale Ghadam, Semirom, 16.v.2015
Cataglyphis foreli
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis frigidus (Andre) v. persicus Emery ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU 1419 - Miankaleh, viii.2004 * (type from "Persia", earlier listed by me as Cataglyphis aenescens)
E Aram - 15 - Firuzabad, 7.v.2012, and 32 - Firuzabad, 1.ix.2012
R Torabi - 12 - Enghelab Park, Shiraz, 30.1v.2014

Major & minor workers
Cataglyphis frigidus persicus
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis kurdistanicus Pisarski - no type images available S Moradloo - 06 - Ghaliche Bolagh, 2.v.2013
E Aram - 14 - Jafarabad, 1.viii.2012
G Abolfathi - 11 - Gazza Square, Borujerd City, 31.v.2013
R Afshari - 14 -  Sha Ja'far, Semirom,  9,v,2014

Major & minor workers
Cataglyphis kurdistanicus
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis lividus (André) ¤ S Moradloo - 09 - Zarrin Abad, 20.vi.2012
E Aram - 18 - Hashtjin, 5.v.2012
F Safariyan - 27 - Seidan Village, 4.ii.2014
V H Kia - 10 - Jamkarak, Qom, 9.v.2014
R Afshari, 13 - Vanak, Semirom, 20.vii.2014
Cataglyphis lividus
FORMICINAE
Cataglyphis longipedem (Eichwald) * - no type images
M Seiri - 03 - Khojir National Park
F Jazini - 22 - Lavisan Park, 30.iv.2015

Major & minor workers
Cataglyphis longipedem major
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis niger André ¤ E Aram - 20 - Nowdeh, 19.viii.2012
F Heidary - 06 - Khayrgou - 3.v.2014; 07 - Ashkenan, 3.v.2014
V H Kia - 09 - Kahak, Qom, 14.v.2014

Major & minor workers
Cataglyphis niger major
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis nodus (Brullé)  ¤ (ssp caucasicus) E Aram - 20 - Kamaradaraq, 27.v.2012
G Abolfathi - 07 - Chogha Hill, Borujerd, 7.viii.2013
V H Kia - 07 - Kohe Sefid, Qom, 5.ix.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 02, 03, 04 - Khoosar National Park, 1.viii.2015

Major & minor workers
Cataglyphis nodus major
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis rockingeri (Forel) ¤ *
S Moradloo - 14 - Nasir Abad, 2.v.2013; new status (former Cataglyphis aenescens ssp rockingeri)
E Aram - 10 - Hashtjin, 20.ix.2012, and, 11 - Mazraeh, 5.vii.2012
M Seiri - 01 - Garamdar, 13.vi.2014


Major & minor workers
Cataglyphis rockingeri major
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis ruber (Forel) ¤
S Moradloo - 07 - Kahrizak, 21.viii.2012
E Aram - 12 - Hafthekhaneh, 1.x.2012, and, 13 - Nemahil, 17.iv.2012
F Safariyan - 03 - Saral field, 4.ii.2014
F Jazini
- 01 - Birds Park, 18.i.2015
Cataglyphis ruber
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis setipes Forel ¤ R Nafisi - 02 - Rodab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 18.x.2012
S Moradloo 07 - Kahrizak, 21.viii.2012
E Aram - 17 - Nemahil, 19.vii.2012
G Abolfathi - 08 - Seyed Hasan Park, Borujerd, 05.viii.2013

Minor workers
Cataglyphis setipes major
FORMICINAE
Cataglyphis turcomanica Crawley - new status Z Mahmoodi - 23 - Nahjol Balaghe Park, 19.v.2015
Cataglyphis turcomanica
FORMICINAE
Cataglyphis viaticoides (André) ¤ *
F Heidary - 05 - Ashkenan, 7.vii.2013
Z Mahmoodi - 01 - Khoosar National Park, 1.viii.2015, 24 - Eram Park, 26.x.2015

Major & minor workers
Cataglyphis viaticoides major
FORMICINAE Cataglyphis n.sp. Nafisi 04 * R Nafisi - 04 - Neghab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 25.iii.2013; and, 18 - Sheshtamab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 17.x.2012 Cataglyphis Nafisi 04
FORMICINAE
Cataglyphis nsp Mahmoodi 11
Z Mahmoodi - 11 & 31 - Western Cascade, 1.viii.2015; 32 - Shohadaye-Khalij-e-Fars Lake, 22.iv.2015
Cataglyohis Mahmoodi 11 32
FORMICINAE Formica clara Forel ¤ *
R Nafisi - 10 - Rodab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 18.x.2012; and, 8 - Joghatay-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 26.iii.2013
M Seiri - 04 & 05
M Ghatei - 16 - Kiashar, Guilan, 16.v.2015
R Afshari - 18 - Hana, Semirom, 16.vii.2014
F Borjali - 06 - Lahijan, 17.vii.2014; 07 - Kiashahr, 28.iv.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 35 - Pardisan Forest Park, 28.vii.2015
F Jazini - 15 - Fadaeian Eslam Park, 28.vii.2015; 27 - Taleghani Park, 4.xi.2015

Formica clara
FORMICINAE Formica cunicularia Latreille ¤ (subspecies) R Nafisi - 13 - Joghatay-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 26.iii.2013
S Moradloo - 16 - Mahneshan, 28.vi.2013
E Aram - 22 - Hashtjin, 11.ix.2012
F Safariyan - 09 - Sarab Lake, 5.ii.2014
M Ghatei - 15 - Anzali, Guilan, 16.v.2015
F Borjali - 04 - Siahkhal, 30.iv.2014; 05 - Chaf, 17.vii.2014
Z Mahoodi - 05 - Goflogou Park, 1.v.2015, 17 & 36, Pardisan Forest Park, 19.x.2015, and 28.vii.2015
F Jazini - 03 & 28 - Mellat Park, 27.iv.2015 and 10.vii.2015; 17 - Taleghani Park, 23.v.2015;

Formica cunicularia
FORMICINAE
Formica rufibarbis Fabricius (¤) VH Kia - 17 - Tafresh, Markasi, 14.v.2014
Formica rufibarbis
FORMICINAE Formica sanguinea Latreille (¤) S Moradloo - 06 - Galiche Bolagh, 7.vii.2013 Formica sanguinea
FORMICINAE
Lasius alienus (Foerster)
F Jazini - 26 - Qeytariyeh Park, Tehran, 20.vii.2015
Lasius alienus
FORMICINAE
Lasius flavescens Forel ¤ * M Ghatei - 21 - Masai, Guilan, 5.vi.2015
Lasius flavescens
FORMICINAE Lasius himalayanus Bingham ¤ * O Paknia - ZMGU 123 - Golestan Province, Gorgan City, iv.2004; also ZMGU 470 - Bojnurd
R Nafisi - 07 & 08 - Hokmabad-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 25.vi.2012 & 15.x.2012
V H Kia - 23 - Kahak, Qom, 14.v.2014
R Afshari - 25 - Vanak, Semirom, 16.v.2014
F Borjali - 09 - Kelachay, 18.vii.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 29 - Nahjol Balaghe Park, 19.x.2015
F Jazini - 29 - Shahr Park, 22.xi.2015
Lasius himalayanus
FOEMICINAE
Lasius lasioides (Emery) ¤  F Borjali - 08 - Chaboksar, 18.vii.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 06 - Eram Park, 4.viii.2015
F Jazini  - 10 - Qeytariyeh Park, 15.iv.2015
Lasius lasioides
FORMICINAE
Lasius neglectus Van Loon et al ¤ M Ghatei - 19 - Rasht, Guilan, 17.v.2015
Lasius neglectus
FORMICINAE Lasius turcicus (Santschi) ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU 557, Miankaleh
S Moradloo - 06 - Galiche Bolagh, 7.vii.2013
R Torabi - 18 - Eram Garden, Shiraz, 8.v.2014
M Ghatei - 20 - Fuman, Guilan, 22.vi.2014; 22 - Shaft, Guilan, 14.v.2015; 34 - Rasht, Guilan, 24.vi.2014
F Borjali - 10 - Anzali, 28.iv.2014; 11& 12 - Chuchesfahan, 16.vii.2014
Lasius turcicus
FORMICINAE Lepisiota bipartita (F Smith) ¤ R Nafisi - 16 - Zaferanie-Sabzevar-Khorasan; and, 27 - Sheshtamab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 24.iii.2013
Z Mahmoodi - 19 - Nahjol Balaghe Park, 19.x.2015
Lepisiota bipartita
FORMICINAE Lepisiota dolabellae (Forel) ¤ R Nafisi - 15 - Zaferanie-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 24.iii.2013 & 17, Neghab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 15.x.2012
S Moradloo - Moradloo 15, Mahneshan, 28.vi.2013
E Aram - 24 - Nowdeh, 26.ix.2012
G Abolfathi - 13 - Dar al Salam, Borujerd, 1.ix.2013
M Seiri - 06
F Borjali - 13 - Siahkhal, 5.ix.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 07 - Goflogou Park, 1.v.2015, and, 34 - Chagar Forest Park, 7.viii.2015
F Jazini - 06, Taleghani Park, 10.viii.2015; 14 - Shahr Park, 30.iii.2015

Lepisiota dolabellae
FORMICINAE
Lepisiota integrisquama (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky) * - no type images available R Torabi - 16 - Baba Kouhi, Shiraz, 7.v.2014, and, 17 - Sadieh Mound, Shiraz, 28.x.2014
F Heidary - 01 - Khayrgou, 27.vi.2014
Lepisiota integrisquama
FORMICINAE
Lepisiota karawaiewi (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky) ¤ R Afshari - 28 - Bideh, Semirom, 15.vii.2014
Lepisiota karawaiewi
FORMICINAE
Lepisiota litoralis (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky) ¤ * R Afshari - 29 - Mehr Gerd, Semirom, 15.vii.2014
Lepisiota litoralis
FORMICINAE Lepisiota semenovi (Ruzsky) - no type images available R Nafisi - 19 - Sabzevar-Khorasan, 19.xii.2012
R Torabi - 15 - Enghelab Park, Shiraz. 30.vi.2014
V H Kia - 27 - Veshnaveh, Qom, 1.viii.2014
Lepisiota semenovi
FORMICINAE Lepisiota spinisquama (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky) * ¤ F Safariyan - 11 - Vahdat Dam, 4.ii.2014 Lepisiota spinisquama
FORMICINAE
Lepisiota surchanica (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky) * - no type images available R Torabi - 14 - Beheshti, Shiraz, 4.v.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 33 - Western Cascade, 15.x.2015
F Jazini - 21 - Pirouzi Park, 23.ix.2015
Lepisiota surchanica
FORMICINAE
Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi (Mayr) ¤  (syntype) R Torabi - 25 - Hafezieh, Shiraz, 5.vii.2014
Paratrechina jaegerskioeldi
FORMICINAE
Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille) - no type images available
O Paknia - ZMGU601 - Golestan; worker & queen
Paratrechina longicornis
FORMICINAE
Paratrechina vividula (Nylander) ¤ R Torabi - 19 & 21 - Azadi Park, Shiraz, 28.vi.2014; 20 - Baba Kouhi, Shiraz, 13.vi.2014
V H Kia - 24 - Kokab Park, Qom, 14.v.2014
F Jazini - 07 - Fadaeian Aslam Park, 30.x.2015
Paratrechina vividula
FORMICINAE Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery ¤ *
R Torabi  - 22 - Azadi Park, Shiraz, 28.vi.2014
R Afshari - 32 - Vanak, Semirom, 13.viii.2014

Plagiolepis alluaudi
FORMICINAE
Plagiolepis ancyrensis Santschi ¤ * V H Kia - 31 - Dastjerd, Qom, 12.viii.2014
Plagiolepis ancyrensis
FORMICINAE Plagiolepis pygmaea (Latreille) ¤ *
R Torabi - 23 - Azadi Park, Shiraz, 28.vi.2014; 24 - Eram Garden, Shiraz, 8.v.2014
R Afshari - 33 - Ghale Ghadam, Semirom, 13.vii.2015
F Borjali - 14 - Lasht-e Nesha, 29.iv.2014; 15 - Chuchesfahan, 4.ix.2014; 16 - Chaf, 17.vii.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 09 - Eram Park, 2.v.2015; 28 - Goflogou Park, 1.v.2015
Plagiolepis pygmaea
FORMICINAE
Plagiolepis schmitzii Forel ¤ M Ghatei - 30 - Masai, Guilan, 16.v.2015
Z Mahmoodi - 10 - Eram Park, 2.v.2015
Plagiolepis schmitzii
FORMICINAE Plagiolepis taurica Santschi ¤ E Aram - 05 - alates, male & queen - Haftehkaneh, 26.v.2012
M Seiri - 17 - dealate queen - Seghe Tooli,
Plagiolepis taurica
FORMICINAE
Polyrhachis lacteipennis F Smith ¤ (type is a queen)
F Heidary - 15 - Chahkowr, 27.vi.2014
Polyrhachis lacteipennis
FORMICINAE Proformica ferreri Bondroit * (¤ not type but modern authority). S Moradloo - 20 - Seghle Tooli, 2.ix.2013
F Safariyan - 10 - Seidan Village, 4.ii.2014
Proformica ferreri
MYRMICINAE
Aphaenogaster gibbosa (Latreille) (¤) * M Ghatei - 35 - Shaft, Guilan, 22.vi.2014
F Borjali - 17 - Lahijan, 17.vii.2014; 19 - Chaboksar, 6.ix.2014
Aphaenogaster gibbosa
MYRMICINAE Aphaenogaster holtzi Emery ¤ *
S Moradloo - 12 - Gholi Kandi, 2.v.2013 Aphaenogaster holtzi
MYRMICINAE
Aphaenogaster subterranea (Latreille) ¤ * F Borjali - 20 - Lahijan. 30.iv.2014
Aphaenogaster subterranea
MYRMICINAE
Aphaenogaster syriaca Emery ¤ M Ghatei - 36 - Bame Sabz, Lahijan, Guilan, 18.vii.2014
F Borjali - 18 - Langarud, 18.vii.2014
Aphaenogaster syriaca
MYRMICINAE
Cardiocondyla elegans Emery ¤ M Ghatei - 37 - Lahijan, Guilan, queen; 38 - Shaft, Guilan
Cardiocondyla elegans
MYRMICINAE
Cardiocondyla persiana Seifert ¤ R Torabi - 26 - Enghelab Park, Shiraz, 30.vi.2014
Cardiocondyla persiana
MYRMICINAE Cardiocondyla sahlbergi (Forel) (¤ worker) F Safariyan - 18 - Sarab Lake, 4.ii.2014 - queen Cardiocondyla sahlbergi
MYRMICINAE
Cardiocondyla stambuloffii Forel ¤ F Borjali - 21, Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh; 22 - Rodsar
Cardiocondyla stambuloffii
MYRMICINAE
Cardiocondyla ulianini Emery ¤ *
O Paknia - ZMGU 1418 - Miankaleh, viii.2004
F Safariyan - 17 - Sarab Lake, 3.iv.2014, and, 22 - Vahdat Dam, 2.iv.2014 
Cardiocondyla ulianini
MYRMICINAE Crematogaster (Cr.) afghanica ? Pisarski * - no type images available O Paknia - ZMGU 053 - Fars Province, Lars City, ii.2002
M Seiri - 24 - 29.iv.2014
Crematogaster afghanica
MYRMICINAE Crematogaster (Cr.) auberti Emery ¤ *
F Safariyan - 14 - Ghajoor Bridge, 3.vii.2014
R Afshari - 43 - Shah Ja'far, Semirom, 16.vii.2014



Crematogaster auberti
MYRMICINAE Crematogaster (Cr.) schmidti (Mayr) ¤ E Aram - 21 - Kazaj, 21.vii.2012
M Ghatei - 39 - Rezvanshahr, Guilan, 23.vi.2014; 40 - Sangar, Guilan, 16.viii.2014
V H Kia - 41 - Kokab Park, Qom, 6.viii.2014
F Borjali - 23 - Langarud, 1.v.2014
Crematogaster schmidti
MYRMICINAE Crematogaster (Cr.) sorokini Ruzsky - no type images (but Iraq specimen?) ¤ F Safariyan - 15 - Bijar, 1.iv.2014, and, Bijar, 4.ii.2014
F Heidary - 09 - Paghalat - 27.vi.2014
R Torabi - 27 - Eram Garden, 28.vi.2014??
Crematogaster sorokini
MYRMICINAE Crematogaster (Cr.) subdentata Mayr ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU 527 - Miankaleh
R Nafisi - 20 & 21 - Soltanabad-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 27.vi.2012
G Abolfathi - 28 - Imam Huseyn Sq.,  Borujerd, 6.v.2014
R Afshari - 42 - Sadegh Abad, Semirom, 17.v.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 18 - Khargush Darreh Forest Park, 29.x.2015, and, 27 - Chagar Forest Park, 29.x.2015
R Jazini - 02 & 05 - Shahr Park, 30.iii.2015 & 27.v.2015
Crematogaster subdentata
MYRMICINAE Crematogaster (Cr.) undet. Iran Safariyan 13
F Safariyan - 13 - Abider Park, 5.ii.201
R Torabi - 27 - Eram Garden, Shiraz, 20.vi.2014
Crematogaster undet Safariyan 13
MYRMICINAE
Messor alexandri Thomé & Thomé
Z Mahmoodi - 26 -
Chagar Park, 29.x.2015
Messor alexandri
MYRMICINAE
Messor ceresis Santschi ¤ V H Kia - Kokab, Qom, 9.v.2014
F Borjali - Anzali, 28.iv.2014
F Jazini - 04 - Behesht-Zahra Park, 5.ix.2015
Messor ceresis
MYRMICINAE Messor concolor (Emery) ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU 558 - Miankaleh
R Nafisi - 09 - Neghab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 15.x.2012
G Abolfathi - 29 - Goldasht Garden,  Borujer, 26.iv.2013, and, 30 - Dorahi, Borujerd, 6.ix.2013
V H Kia - Alavi Park, Qom, 9.v.2014
R Afshari - 52 - Komeh, Semirom, 14.v.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 37 -
Chagar Forest Park, 29.x.2015
M Seiri - 20 & 21 -
F Jazini - 08 - Lavisan Park, 22.v.2015; 30 - Taleghani Park, 9.vii.2015; 31 - Niavaran Park, 6.vi.2015

Range of workers
Messor concolor major
MYRMICINAE Messor dentatus Santschi ¤ R Nafisi - 12 - Joghatay-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 16.x.2012
S Moradloo - 05, Nasir Abad, 27.vi.2013
E Aram - 27 - Nemahil, 25.vii.2012
F Heidary - 11 - Sayyedhashemi, 5.x.2013

Range of workers
Messor dentatus
MYRMICINAE
Messor denticulatus Santschi (¤) R Afshari - 51 - Mehr Gered, Semirom, 15.v.2014
Messor denticulatus
MYRMICINAE Messor ebeninus Santschi ¤ R Nafisi - 22 - Davarsan-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 29.vi.2012
E Aram - 28 - Hashtjin, 13.v.2012, 31 - Nemahil, 11.vii.2012
Z Mahmoodi - 20 & 21 - Javan-Mardan-e-Iran Park, 16.x.2015

Range of workers
Messor ebeninus major
MYRMICINAE
Messor hebraeus Santschi ¤ * V H Kia - 50 - Khave, Qom, 1.viii.2014
Messor hebraeus major
MYRMICINAE Messor melancholicus Arnol'di ¤ *
F Safariyan - 24 - Saral Field, 5.ii.2014
R Torabi - 31 - Beheshti, Shiraz, 4.v.2014
M Ghatei - 47 - Shaft, Guilan, 14.v.2015; 57 - Anzali, Guilan, 18.viii.2015
F Borjali - 25 - Alborz, 15.iv.2014

Major & media workers
Messor melancholicus
MYRMICINAE
Messor nahali Thomé & Thomé ¤ * R Torabi - 34 - Hafezieh, Shiraz, 29.x.2014

Major worker
Messor nahali major
MYRMICINAE
Messor obscurior Crawley ¤ *
E Aram - 26 - Jafarabad, 30.v.2012
G Abolfathi - 35 - Fial, Borujerd, 26.vii.2013
F Heidary - 10 - Torman, 5.ii.2013
Z Mahmoodi - 12 - Pardisan Forest Park, 20.iv.2015

Major & minima workers
Messor obscurior major
MYRMICINAE
Messor rufotestaceus (Forester) - no type images
R Torabi - 36 - Sadieh Shiraz, 6.v.2014
R Afshari - 54 - Komer, Semirom, 16.iv.2015

Major & minor workers
Messor rufotestaceus
MYRMICINAE Messor structor (Latreille) ¤ (subspecies) R Nafisi - 14 - Soltanabad-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 27.xii.2012
E Aram - 25 - Kazaj, 21.vii.2012
M Seiri - 19 - queen; 23 -
F Borjali - 27 - Anzali, 28.iv.2014; 30 - Anzali, 28.iv.2014
F Jazini - 09 - Qeytariyeh Park; 18 - Fadaeian Eslam Park, 24.vii.2015

Major & minor workers
Messor structor major
MYRMICINAE Messor syriacus Thomé * ¤ F Safariyan - 23 - Babargorgor Village, 2.vii.2014
R Torabi - 32 - Hafezieh, Shiraz, 29.x.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 30 - Shohadaye-Khalij-e-Frars Lake, 2.viii.2016

Range of workers
Messor syriacus major
MYRMICINAE
Messor testaceus Donisthorpe ¤ * F Borjali - 24 - Rasht, 28.iv.2014
Messor testaceus
MYRMICINAE
Messor turcmenochorassanicus Arnol'di
F Borjali - 35 - Alborz, 15.iv.2014
F Jazini - 25 - Pirouzi Park, 23.ix.2015
Messor turcmenochorassicus
MYRMICINAE Messor n sp Torabi 33
R Torabi - 33  Beheshti, 4.v.2014 - media worker
R Afshari - 53 - Davazdah Emam, Semirom, 16.v.2014, major worker

Base of gaster first tergite longitudinally striate
Messor Torabi 33
MYRMICINAE
Monomorium indicum Forel ¤ * F Heidary - 12 - Paghalat, 7.vii.2013
M Ghatei - 58 - Ghanavat, Qom, 9.v.2014
Z Mahmoodi - 14 & 38 - Khoosar National Park, 1.viii.2015 & 16.x.2015
Monomorium indicum
MYRMICINAE
Monomorium kusnezowi Santschi (revived status) ¤ R Torabi - 37 - Hafezieh, Shiraz, 6.v.2014
Monomorium kusnezowi
MYRMICINAE Monomorium nitidiventre Emery ¤ O Paknia - ZMGU 074 - Fars Province
Monomorium nitidiventre
MYRMICINAE Monomorium salomonis (Linnaeus) ¤ (subspecies) R Nafisi - 25 - Davarsan-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 15.x.2012; 26 - Davarsan-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 29.vi.2012; 27c - Sheshtamab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 24.iii.2013
E Aram - 33 - Nowdeh, 24.vi.2012
Monomorium salomonis
MYRMICINAE Myrmica constricta Karavaiev ¤ *
O Paknia - ZMGU 635 - Amole, 2006
M Ghatei - 55 - Masai, Guilan, 16.v.2015
Myrmica constricta
MYRMICINAE
Myrmica deplanata Emery ¤  F Borjali - 28 - Khoshk-e Bijar, 16.vii.2014
Myrmica deplanata
MYRMICINAE Myrmica gallienii ¤ (subspecies) * S Moradloo - 03 - Gogje Ghiaye Markasi, 2.vii.2012
E Aram - 29 - Nemahil, 20.vi.2012; 31a - queen, Nemahil, 11.vii.2012
 R Afshari - 56 - Hana, Semirom, 15.vii.2014; 68 - Sadegh Abad, Semirom, 15.v.2014
F Borjali - 29 - Rasht, 28.iv.2014; 41 - Rasht, 5.ix.2014 (queen)
Myrmica gallieni
MYRMICINAE
Pheidole cicatricosa Stitz ¤ * V H Kia - 60 - Salfchegan, Semirom, 12.ix.2014
Pheidole cicatricosa major
MYRMICINAE
Pheidole fervens F Smith ¤ V H Kia - 26 - Koohe khezr, Qom, 16.v.2014
M Ghatei - 59 - Stahkhal, Guilan, 16.v.2015
Pheidole fervens major
MYRMICINAE
Pheidole latinoda Roger * - no type images available
F Heidary - 14a - Lamerd, 7.vii.2013

Major workers
Pheidole latinoda
MYRMICINAE Pheidole orientalis Emery ¤ S Moradloo - 12 & 13 - Gholi Kandi, 2.v.2013
E Aram - 30 - Mazraeh, 16.vii.2012
Z Mahmoodi - 13, 16 & 21 - Chagar Forest Park - 30.iv.2015,  6.viii.2015 & 16.x.2015
F Jazini - 19 - Mellat Park, 6.x.2015

Major & minor workers

Pheidole orientalis
MYRMICINAE Pheidole pallidula (Nylander) ¤ (subspecies) R Nafisi - 24 - Joghatay-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 16.x.2012; Nafisi 27 - Sheshtamab-Sabzevar-Khorasan, 24.iii.2013
S Moradloo - 03, Gogje Ghiaye Markasi, 2.vii.2012 & 11, Gholi Kandi, 1.v.2013
G Abolfathi - 39 - Gazza Sq.,  Borujerd, 1.vi.2014
M Seiri - 22
F Heidary - 14b - Lamerd, 7.vii.2013

Major & minor workers
Pheidole pallidula
MYRMICINAE Pheidole providens (Sykes) (original drawing) (¤) * O Paknia - ZMGU 1353 - Gonbad, viii.2004 (probably listed as P. teneriffana in Paknia et al, 2008)
G Abolfathi - 38 - Ghiam Sq.,  Borujerd, 31.vii.2014
R Afshari - 61 - Semirom, Isfahan, 17.viii.2014
F Borjali - 31 - Anzali, 28.iv.2014

Major & minor workers
Pheidole providens
MYRMICINAE Pheidole (Ceratopheidole) smythiesii Forel ¤ * (Aphaenogaster smythiesii?)
O Paknia - ZMGU 612 - Mazandarum; minors only; may well be Aphaenogaster smythiesii (Forel) (both types are available).
Pheidole smythiesii minor
MYRMICINAE
Solenopsis fugax (Latreille) (¤) *  F Borjali - queens only - 39 & 42, Chaf, 5.ix.2014; 43 - Chuchesfahan, 4.ix.2014
Solenopsis fugax worker
MYRMICINAE
Strongylognathus christophi Emery (¤) * F Borjali - 32 - Kelachay, 1.v.2014
M Ghatei - 62 - Shat, Guilan, 4.vi.2015

Strngylognathus christophi
MYRMICINAE Temnothorax luteus (Forel) ¤ *
O Paknia - ZMGU 1413 - Miankaleh, xi.2004 (earlier thought by me as possibly T. pallidus) Temnothorax luteus
MYRMICINAE
Temnothorax nadigi (Kutter) ¤ M Ghatei - 44 - Masal, Guilan, 3.vi.2015
Temnothorax nadigi
MYRMICINAE Tetramorium caespitum (Linnaeus) ¤ (subspecies) O Paknia - ZMGU 1354 - Gonbad, viii.2004 (listed as T. cf. caespitum in Paknia et al, 2008), ZMGU 523, 545 & 1401 - Miankaleh, xi.2004
S Moradloo - 17, Mahneshan, 29.vi.2013
E Aram - 31 - Nemahil, 11.vii.2012 (queen)
F Safariyan - 19 - Sarab Lake, 2.vii.2014, and, flavidulum form, 20 - Bijar Protected area, 5.ii.2014
M Ghatei - 63 - Fuman, Guilan, 22.vi.2014. and, fusciclava form, 45 - Revanshahr, Guilan, 16.v.2015; 64, Sangar, Guilan, 5.v.2015
R Afshari - 66 - Vanak, Semirom, 17.v.2014
Tetramorium caespitum
MYRMICINAE Tetramorium chefketi Forel ¤ G Abolfathi - 41 - Andishe Town, Borujerd, 7.viii.2014
R Borjali - 33 - Anzali, 28.iv.2014
F Jazini - 20 - Niavaran Park, 11.ix.2015
Tetramorium chefketi
MYRMICINAE Tetramorium davidi  Forel  ¤ S Moradloo - 19 - Gogje Ghiaye Markasi, 2.vii.2012
R Torabi -  40 -  Persepolis, Shiraz, 31.x.2014
Tetramorium davidi
MYRMICINAE
Tetramorium indocile Santschi ¤ *  R Afshari - 46 - Komeh, Semirom, 25.iv.2015
Z Mahmoodi - 15 - Nahjol Balaghe Park, 20.1v.15 (slightly larger than type)
Tetramorium indocile
MYRMICINAE Tetramorium striativentre Mayr * - no type images available R Nafisi - 29 & 30 - Sabzevar-Khorasan, 23.xii.2012
F Safariyan - 21 - Sarab Lake, 2.vii.2014

Tetramorium striativentre
MYRMICINAE
Tetramorium  n sp Iran
R Afshari - 67 - Bibi Seydan, Semirom, 17.v.2014
V H Kia - 65 - Kokab Park, Qom, 16.v.2014
Tetramorium nsp
MYRMICINAE Trichomyrmex destructor (Jerdon) ¤ (subspecies) R Nafisi - 23 - Sabzevar-Khorasan, 23.xii.2012

Major & minor workers
Trichomyrmex destructor
MYRMICINAE Trichomyrmex perplexus (Radchenko)
F Safariyan - 25 - Vahdat Dam, 2.iv.2014 Trichomyrmex perplexus
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

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