Leptothorax, Epimyrma and Chalepoxenus of Morocco (Hymenoptera : Formicidae). Key and catalogue of species. - The ant genus Leptothorax totals 35 species in Morocco of which 7 are described as new forms : recedens, suberis, delaparti, oraniensis, cagnianti, mirabilis, mimeuri sp.n., laurae antoniae ssp.n., pan, gaetulus, simesno sp.n., obscurior, theryi, tyndalei, unifasciatus (introduced species), tebessae, atomus sp.n., curtulus, spinosus, personatus, santschii, atlantis, convexus (species of uncertain status), algiricus, kiudiria sp.n., mauritanicus, bucheti, turritellus sp.n., ditifet sp.n., neminan sp.n., bugnoni, formosus, productus, marocanus, anacanthus. Presence of L. unifasciatus (= L. volubilis) is to be confirmed ; the other taxa (except recedens) are endemic of Maghreb or Iberomauritanian and 15 are strict endemics of Morocco. The parasitic genera Epimyrma and Chalepoxenus are represented by 2 species respectively : E. kraussei, E. algeriana and Ch. tramieri, Ch. brunneus. A key is proposed as also a survey of specific: geographical distribution ; undescribed winged forms of several species are described .
|Journal||Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 1997|