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

Year: 2017


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

Journal: Myrmecological News

Volume: 25

Pages: 145-155

Type of contribution: Original Article

Supplementary material: No


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.

Key words: Taxonomy, ants, Formicidae, Teleutomyrmex, social parasites, new species, Turkey, Bulgaria.

Publisher: The Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics

ISSN: Print: 1994-4136 - Online: 1997-3500