Monomorium pallidum

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Monomorium pallidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. pallidum
Binomial name
Monomorium pallidum
Donisthorpe, 1918

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, Iraq (type locality), Iran, Israel.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • pallidum. Monomorium (Parholcomyrmex) destructor var. pallidus Donisthorpe, 1918b: 166 (w.) IRAQ.
    • Crawley, 1920b: 179 (q.).
    • Combination in Trichomyrmex: (provisional, unpublished);
    • [Note: provisional combination as original description cites Parholcomyrmex.]
    • Combination in Monomorium confirmed: Borowiec, L., Mossadegh, et al. 2019: 3.
    • Subspecies of destructor: Emery, 1922e: 180; Bernard, 1948: 144; Ettershank, 1966: 91; Kugler, J. 1988: 258; Bolton, 1995b: 265.
    • Status as species: Crawley, 1920b: 178 (redescription); Vonshak, et al. 2009: 43; Borowiec, L. 2014: 123 Borowiec, L., Mossadegh, et al. 2019: 3 (redescription).

Type Material

  • Lectotype (designated by Borowiec et al., 2019: 3), worker, Amara, "Mesopotamia", Iraq, Evans, B.M. 1934-4; BMNHE 1015255; ANTWEB CASENT0902219, The Natural History Museum.
  • Paralectotype (designated by Borowiec et al., 2019: 3), workers, Amara, "Mesopotamia", Iraq, Evans, B.M. 1934-4; BMNHE 1015255; ANTWEB CASENT0902219, The Natural History Museum.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Borowiec L., M. S. Mossadegh, S. Salata, S. Mohammadi, E. T. Torfi, M. Toosi, and A. Almasi. 2019. Redescription of Monomorium pallidum Donisthorpe, 1918, revised status. Asian Myrmecology 11, e011001.
  • Crawley W. C. 1920. Ants from Mesopotamia and north-west Persia (concluded). Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 32: 177-179.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1918. A list of ants from Mesopotamia; with a description of a new species and a new variety. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 30: 165-167.
  • Izhaki I., B. Idelovich, R. Laster, and Y. Ofer. 2009. The impact of macro- vs micro environmental factors on the structure of ant communities inhabiting East-Mediterranean Aleppo pine forests. Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 129-146.
  • Pisarski B. 1964. Fauna Mrowek Afganistanu. Bibliogr. k. 160-166, Nieoprawiony maszynopis pracy, Praca doktorska. Instytut Zoologiczny PAN, 1964, Bibliogr. p. 160-166
  • Vonshak M., and A. Ionescu-Hirsch. 2009. A checklist of the ants of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 33-55.