Monomorium brunneolucidulum

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Monomorium brunneolucidulum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. brunneolucidulum
Binomial name
Monomorium brunneolucidulum
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium brunneolucidulum.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Oman (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • brunneolucidulum. Monomorium brunneolucidulum Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 343 (w.) OMAN.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype: TL 2.30; HL 0.70; HW 0.53; 5L 0.61; CI 75.7; SI 115; EL/HW 0.28.

In this species the mandibles are smooth with scattered hair pits unlike the species discussed so far. It appears to have some affinities with Monomorium oscaris (=Trichomyrmex oscaris) as well as the larger-eyed species of the Monomorium altinode complex. The clypeal ridges project over the mildly concave anterior border. The antennal scapes are long and reach over the occipital margin. The promesonotum is convex and rounds steeply to the mesopropodeal furrow and the propodeum is also strongly convex. The petiole is slightly wider than long in dorsal view, a rounded triangle in side view. There is one pair of occipital hairs, none on the pronotum, one pair of long hairs on the mesonotum plus a few short raised pubescent hairs. The petiole has one pair, the postpetiole three pairs and the first gastral tergite has ten pairs. The head is almost unsculptured with a slight reticulum and a few striae on the frons. The head, pronotum and gaster are brilliant with the mesopropodeum and nodes slightly more sculptured. The head and alitrunk are bright chocolate brown and the gaster dark brown.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Oman, Qarhat Mu' ammar, 2.II.1986, M.D. Gallagher. - Paratypes: 5 workers, same series as holotype.

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