Messor instabilis

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Taxonavigation: Formicoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Formicoidea

Familia: Formicidae
Subfamilia: Myrmicinae
Tribus: Pheidolini
Genus: Messor
Species: Messor instabilis


Messor instabilis (Smith, 1858: 163)


  • Atta instabilis Smith
  • Aphaenogaster barbara punctata Forel
  • Aphaenogaster capitata punctata Forel


  • Smith, F. 1858: Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London. 216 pp.
  • Arnoldi, K.V. 1977: [Survey of harvester ants of the genus Messor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of the fauna of the USSR.] Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 56: 1637–1648.
  • Agosti, D. & C.A. Collingwood. 1987: A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 60: 51–62.
  • Cagniant, H. & X. Espadaler. 1998: Le genre Messor au Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.), 33: 419–434.