Asian Myrmecology, Volume 5, pages 45-51, published March 2013
A new species of the ant genus Aphaenogaster Mayr
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran
KADRI KIRAN1 *, HELEN ALIPANAH2 & OMID PAKNIA3
1Trakya University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology 22030 Edirne, Turkey
2Insect Taxonomy Research Department, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection (IRIPP), P. O. Box 1454, Tehran 19395, Iran
3University of Ulm, Institute for Experimental Ecology, Albert Einstein Allee 11, 89069 Ulm, Germany
© K. Kiran, H. Alipanah & O. Paknia
Abstract: A new species, Aphaenogaster iranica Kiran et Alipanah, sp. nov., is described from Iran. This species, belonging to the rothneyi group, is measured, illustrated and compared with other species of the group. Additionally, a key to workers of Aphaenogaster species from Iran is prepared.
Keywords:ants, Formicidae, Aphaenogaster, taxonomy, Iran, new species.