A Contribution to the Knowledge of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Arasbaran Biosphere Reserve and Vicinity, Northwestern Iran

Hassan Ghahari, Cedric A. Collingwood, Mohammad Havaskary, Hadi Ostovan, Najmeh Samin


The fauna of ants is studied in Arasbaran and its vicinity (Northwestern Iran), an interesting region with boundaries with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. In this research, totally 29 species and subspecies from 19 genera and 4 subfamilies (including, Aenictinae, Dolichoderinae, Formicinae and Myrmicinae) were collected from the mentioned region. Aenictus rhodiensis Menozzi, Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) obliquipilosus Forel, Oxyopomyrmex krueperi Forel and Proformica pilosiscapa Dlussky are new records for Iran.

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