Original Article

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

Kiran, K., Karaman, C., Lapeva-Gjonova, A. & Aksoy, V.


 

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 Tetramorium cf. chefketi Forel, 1911. The findings increase the number of described Teleutomyrmex species to four.