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The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Plana Mountain (Bulgaria)

Boyan Vagalinski; Albena Lapeva-Gjonova

29 February 2012 · volume 20 · pp. 87–101 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: The paper presents the first detailed research of the ants (Formicidae) of Plana Mountain (Western Bulgaria). A total number of 49 species were identified, 44 of which are new the studied area. Tetramorium hungaricum (Röszler, 1935) and Formica exsecta Nylander, 1846, reported from Plana by other authors, were not found during the current research. The paper also provides a brief zoogeographical analysis of the local ant fauna and a comparison with those of the adjacent Vitosha and Lozen Mountains. Some habitat information and additional remarks are given as well.

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