Tetramorium caespitum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lapeva-Gjonova, Albena, Antonova, Vera, Radchenko, Alexander G. & Atanasova, Maria, 2010, Catalogue of the ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Bulgaria, ZooKeys 62, pp. 1-124: 19

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.62.430

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Tetramorium caespitum (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Tetramorium caespitum (Linnaeus, 1758) 

Records

(Map 38): Bulgaria ( Emery 1914, Agosti and Collingwood 1987a, Atanassov and Dlusskij 1992); Western Predbalkan: Rachene river valley ( Vassilev 1984); Central Predbalkan: Dermantsi vill. (Lukovit) ( Atanassov 1934, 1936); Western Stara Planina Mts: Vrattsata loc., Milanovo vill. ( Atanassov 1934), Lakatnik station ( Atanassov 1936), Chepan Mt. (Dragoman) ( Borisova et al. 2005); Central Stara Planina Mts: Teteven ( Atanassov 1934), Tsarichina peak ( Atanassov 1936); Eastern Stara Planina Mts: Sliven ( Forel 1892); Zemen Gorge: Skakavitsa vill., Zemen ( Atanassov 1936), Zemen gorge ( Lapeva-Gjonova 2004b); Sofia Basin: Boyana ( Atanassov 1934); Pancharevo vill. ( Atanassov 1936), Sofia ( Forel 1892, Lapeva-Gjonova and Atanasova 2004, Antonova 2005, Antonova and Penev 2006, 2008), surroundings of Sofia near Vladaya vill. ( Atanasov 1936, Antonova and Penev 2006, 2008); Lyulin Mt.:Mihaylovo district ( Atanassov 1936); Vitosha Mt. ( Atanassov 1952); Plana Mt.: Plana vill., Pasarel vill., Richov well loc. (Dolni okol vill.), Tsiganka peak (Pasarel vill.), Yovichina mogila peak (Popovyane vill.) ( Vagalinski and Lapeva-Gjonova in press); Podbalkan Basins: Rose valley ( Atanassov et al. 1955); Lozenska Planina Mt. ( Vassilev and Evtimov 1973): German monastery ( Atanassov 1936, Antonova and Penev 2008), north of Pasarel vill. ( Antonova and Penev 2008); Thracian Lowland: Pazardzhik ( Forel 1892, Atanassov 1936), Krichim ( Atanassov 1936); Bakadzhik-Burgas district: Aytos ( Forel 1892); Strandzha Mt. ( Antonova et al. in press); Ograzhden Mt. ( Atanassov 1964); Belasitsa Mt. ( Atanassov 1964); Krupnik-Sandanski-Petrich Valley: west of Petrich ( Atanassov 1964); Dupnitsa Basin: Dupnitsa; Rila Mt.: Rilska river valley ( Forel 1892), Kostenets, Borovets ( Atanassov 1936); Slavianka Mt. ( Atanassov 1936); Mesta Valley: Petrelik vill. (Gotse Delchev) ( Lapeva-Gjonova 2004b); Western Rhodopi Mts: Asenovgrad ( Forel 1892), Peshtera ( Atanassov 1936, Lapeva-Gjonova in press (a)), Batak, Devin, Smolyan, Rakitovo, Velingrad, Dospat ( Lapeva-Gjonova in press (a)); Eastern Rhodopi Mts: Dedets vill. (Zlatograd), Byal Izvor vill. (Arda), Beli Plast vill. (Kardzhali), Kokiche vill. (Kardzhali), Momchilgrad, Madzharovo, Malko Popovo vill. (Madzharovo), between Dabovetz and Kamilski dol vill. (Ivaylovgrad), between Odrintsi and Svirachi vill. (Ivaylovgrad), Svirachi vill. (Ivaylovgrad) ( Lapeva-Gjonova 2004a); Southern Black Sea coast: Pomorie, Burgas, Sozopol, Veselie vill. ( Forel 1892), Maslen nos, Mandra lake ( Atanassov 1934), Nesebar ( Barrett 1970).

Notes:

According to Schlick-Steiner et al. (2006b) the Tetramorium caespitum/impurum  complex comprises seven Palaearctic species. The taxonomy of the complex is not properly resolved and we assume that there are several cryptic species related to Tetramorium caespitum  in Bulgaria.