Asian Myrmecology, Volume 7, pages 113-127, published August 2015
New Faunistic Records of Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) from Iran’s Northeast
AFSANE HOSSEINI, MEHDI MODARRESAWAL & MOJTABA HOSSEINI*
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
©A. Hosseini, M. Modarresawal & M. Hosseini
Abstract:The ant fauna in two northeastern province of Iran (Khorasan-e-Razavi and Khorasan-e-Shomali) was surveyed in 2003, 2005 and 2013. A total of 10 species belonging to 6 genera were identified; of which two species, Tetramorium sulcinode Santschi, 1927 and Tetramorium feroxoide Dlussky & Zabelin, 1985, were newly recorded for the Iranian ant fauna. By adding these two new records, the total number of ant species recorded from Iran has increased to 183.
Keywords: Ant, Khorasan-e-Razavi, Khorasan-e-Shomali, Iran