Monomorium indicum

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Monomorium indicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. indicum
Binomial name
Monomorium indicum
Forel, 1902

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Specimen labels

Pashaei Rad et al. (2018) found this species in Iran in a garden and house.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates.
Oriental Region: India (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Iran.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • indicum. Monomorium salomonis r. indicum Forel, 1902c: 213 (w.q.m.) INDIA. Imai, Baroni Urbani, et al. 1984: 7 (k.). Combination in M. (Xeromyrmex): Emery, 1922e: 178. Subspecies of salomonis: Forel, 1907a: 18; Santschi, 1936a: 49. Raised to species: Bingham, 1903: 205; Collingwood, 1961a: 61; Bolton, 1987: 292. Current subspecies: nominal plus kusnezowi.

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 21 (India) (Imai et al., 1984).
  • 2n = 22 (India) (Imai et al., 1984).

References

  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 205, Raised to species)
  • Bolton, B. 1987. A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 54: 263-452 (page 292, Raised to species)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1961a [1960]. The third Danish Expedition to Central Asia. Zoological Results 27. Formicidae (Insecta) from Afghanistan. Vidensk. Medd. Dan. Naturhist. Foren. 123: 51-79 (page 61, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 178, Combination in M. (Xeromyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1902c. Myrmicinae nouveaux de l'Inde et de Ceylan. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 165-249 (page 213, worker, queen, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1907d. Formicides du Musée National Hongrois. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 5: 1-42 (page 18, Stirps/subspecies of salomonis)
  • Imai, H. T.; Baroni Urbani, C.; Kubota, M.; Sharma, G. P.; Narasimhanna, M. H.; Das, B. C.; 1984. Karyological survey of Indian ants. Jpn. J. Genet. 59: 1-32 (page 7, karyotype described)
  • Pashaei Rad, S., Taylor, B., Torabi, R., Aram, E., Abolfathi, G., Afshari, R., Borjali, F., Ghatei, M., Hediary, F., Jazini, F., Heidary Kiah, V., Mahmoudi, Z., Safariyan, F., Seiri, M. 2018. Further records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 64, 145-159 (doi:10.1080/09397140.2018.1442301).
  • Santschi, F. 1936a. Étude sur les fourmis du genre Monomorium Mayr. Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Maroc 16: 32-64 (page 49, Stirps/subspecies of salomonis)