Contents Ants from Iran - FORMICINAE

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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.)

Genera on this page: Formica, Lasius, Lepisiota, Paratrechina, Plagiolepis, Polyrhachis, Proformica and Tapinolepis


Formica
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

P 2008 N (Schultz, Seifert; as F. lusatica now a j. syn.) see AntBase.net No. 00869, Ghuchan, 29.vii.2005, Nayere Ghafarian; also see AntBase.net No. 00872, label Formica lusatica, North Kohrasan, Bojnurd, iii.2004, Z Rhamani

Mirzamohamadi et al. (2015) Golestan Province

CASENT0910238, labelled "Formica iranica", Isfahan Natanz, 9.v.2012, Kh Nasiri is F clara

Formica clara
FORMICINAE Formica cunicularia Latreille
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

P 2008 N (Collingwood)

Mortazavi et al. (2015) associated with aphids, Razavi Khorasan

Latibari et al. (2017) Mashhad, Khorasan-e-Razavi.

Formica cunicularia
FORMICINAE
Formica glauca Ruzsky
Ghahari 2015 (Collingwood)

Lotfalizadeh (2008), Azarbaijan-e-Sharghi, Marand, 20.vi.2007, Hotfalzadeh (Alipanah)
Formica glauca
FORMICINAE
Formica persica Seifert & Schultz
Seifert & Schultz (2009) Tuskestan Forest, 23.ix.2005, O Paknia (Elburz mountain forests) see AntBase.net No. 00870; Golestan, Turkestan, 23.ox.2005, O Paknia

Mirzamohamadi et al. (2015) Golestan Province
Formica persica
FORMICINAE
Formica rufibarbis Fabricius
VH Kia - 17 - Tafresh, Markasi, 14.v.2014

P 2008 NW (Crawley, Anaraki)
Formica rufibarbis
FORMICINAE Formica sanguinea Latreille
S Moradloo - 06 - Galiche Bolagh, 7.vii.2013

P 2008 N (Collingwood)
Formica sanguinea

Lasius

FORMICINAE
Lasius alienus (Foerster)
F Jazini - 26 - Qeytariyeh Park, Tehran, 20.vii.2015

P 2008 NW (Ward, Collingwood)

Ghahari 2009

Mortazavi et al. (2015) associated with aphids, Razavi Khorasan

Latibari et al. (2017) Mashhad, Khorasan-e-Razavi. They also have Lasius paralienus Seifert, type location Germany and seemingly purely European with a somewhat darker colour
Lasius alienus
FORMICINAE
Lasius brunneus (Latreille)
No type images; that shown is junior synonym L. alienobrunneus

P 2008 NW (Crawley)

Mirzamohamadi et al. (2015) Golestan Province (note: the authors say "medium sized, colour of whole brown, appendages lighter"
Lasius brunneus alienobrunneus
FORMICINAE
Lasius emarginatus (Olivier)
P 2008 N & NW (Seifert)
Non-type image specimen determied by Forel

Lasius emarginatus
FORMICINAE
Lasius flavescens Forel
M Ghatei - 21 - Masai, Guilan, 5.vi.2015
Lasius flavescens
FORMICINAE
Lasius flavus (Fabricius)
Unreported on Antweb CFH00053 Firouzi
non-type image (BT)

Nezhad et al (2012) Mazandaran, 10.v.2009, Firouzi
Lasius flavus
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

P 2008 N (Radchenko)
Lasius lasioides
FORMICINAE
Lasius neglectus Van Loon et al
M Ghatei - 19 - Rasht, Guilan, 17.v.2015

P 2008 N (Schultz, Seifert)

Ghahari 2009
Lasius neglectus
FORMICINAE
Lasius platythorax Seifert
P 2008 SW (Radchenko)
Lasius platythorax
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

P 2008 N (Collingwood, Radchenko)

Mirzamohamadi et al. (2015) Golestan Province

Mortazavi et al. (2015) associated with aphids, Razavi Khorasan
Lasius turcicus

Lepisiota

Mohammadi, Mossadegh & Esfandiari (2012) Fars Province (Lepisiota niger), and, Latibari et al. (2017) Mashhad, Khorasan-e-Razavi. have unverifiable L. nigra type location Italy. Also Mortazavi et al. (2015) associated with aphids, Razavi Khorasan (referring to Mohammadi et al., 2012).

Mortazavi et al. (2015) associated with aphids, Razavi Khorasan have Lepiosiota frauenfeldi

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

P 2008 E, N (Collingwood)
Ghahari 2011
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

P 2008 N (Ward, Collingwood)
Ghahari 2011

Nezhad et al. (2012) Zanjan (CSH000030) confusingly labelled in Figs 6-7 as L. frauenfeldi and in the text given as L. caucasica but matches L. dolabellae

Mortazavi et al. (2015) associated with aphids, Razavi Khorasan

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

Ghahari 2015
Lepisiota karawaiewi
FORMICINAE
Lepisiota litoralis (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky)
R Afshari - 29 - Mehr Gerd, Semirom, 15.vii.2014
Lepisiota litoralis
FORMICINAE
Lepisiota melas (Emery)
Mohammadi, Mossadegh & Esfandiari (2012) Fars Province

Ghahari 2015 (doubtful)
Lepisiota melas
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

P 2008 N (Radchenko)

CASENT0910240 Nasiri unpub

Hosseini, Awal, Hosseini (2015), Mashhad City - note they give this as L. frauenfeldi but gave no images
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

Paratrechina

FORMICINAE
Paratrechina flavipes (F Smith)
P 2008 SW (Collingwood, but type location Japan)
Paratrechina flavipes
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

P 2008 N (Collingwood, Schultz)
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

P 2008 SE (Forel)
Paratrechina vividula

Plagiolepis

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

CASENT028166 - Dorwan Mt, 25,viii.1992, M J Ardeh

CASENT0910222 - Plagiolepis sp 15, Isfahan Kashan, Azeran, 11.v.2012, Kh. Nasiri
Plagiolepis ancyrensis
FORMICINAE
Plagiolepis maura Santschi
G 2009 rice ?
Plagiolepis maura
FORMICINAE
Plagiolepis pallescens Forel
P 2008 N (Collingwood)

Mortazavi et al. (2015) associated with aphids, Razavi Khorasan
Plagiolepis pallescens
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

Ghahari 2011, 2015 (Collingwood)

Mortazavi et al. (2015) associated with aphids, Razavi Khorasan
Plagiolepis pygmaea
FORMICINAE
Plagiolepis schmitzii Forel
M Ghatei - 30 - Masai, Guilan, 16.v.2015
Z Mahmoodi - 10 - Eram Park, 2.v.2015

Mohammadi, Mossadegh & Esfandiari (2012) Fars Province

Ghahari 2015
Plagiolepis schmitzii
FORMICINAE Plagiolepis taurica Santschi
E Aram - 05 - alates, male & queen - Haftehkaneh, 26.v.2012
M Seiri - 17 - dealate queen - Seghe Tooli

P 2008 N (Collingwood)

Mirzamohamadi et al. (2015) Golestan Province
Plagiolepis taurica

Polyrhachis

FORMICINAE
Polyrhachis lacteipennis F Smith (type is a queen)
F Heidary - 15 - Chahkowr, 27.vi.2014

P 2008 S & E (Cook, Radchenko)

P 2008 N (as Solenopsis cf. fugax, Collingwood)Ghahari 2015
Polyrhachis lacteipennis

Proformica


FORMICINAE
Proformica epinotalis Kuznetsov-Ugamsky


P 2010 Alborz - see ANTWEB1008083 or AntBase.net No. 00878, Alloformica msp.1, Hoshyelagh, Sorkhchesmeh 5, vi.2007

Proformica sp 12 - CASENT0910230; Isfahan Kashan Abuzeidabad, 14.v.2012, Kh Nasiri

Proformica IR02, CFH000007; in Nezhad et al (2015) as Proformica nitida, Mazandaran, 21.vi.2009, F Firouzi

Mortazavi et al. (2015) associated with aphids, Razavi Khorasan, have Proformica pilosiscapa Dlussky. The descriptions are in Russian but the type image (CASENT0916586) appears near identical to P. epinotalis although very slightly large. The proportions are identical.
Peoformica epinotalis
FORMICINAE Proformica ferreri Bondroit (not type but modern authority). F Safariyan - 10 - Seidan Village, 4.ii.2014

Proformica sp 3; Isfahan Aran va Bidgol Maranjab, ix.2011, Kh Nasiri

The Proformica korbi of Khanderoo et al (2017), from Mashad, Khorsan-e-Razavi, appears likely to be this species (P. korbi has short scales but their specimen, Fig. 2, has long scapes)


Proformica ferreri
FORMICINAE Proformica mongolica Emery S Moradloo - 20 - Seghle Tooli, 2.ix.2013
(previously thought by me to be P ferreri)



Proformica mongolica

Tapinolepis

FORMICINAE
Tapinolepis tumidula Emery
Ghahari 2011 ?
Tapinolepis tumidula
2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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