Monomorium hanaqe

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

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Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium hanaqe.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia (type locality), United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Oman.


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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.

  • hanaqe. Monomorium hanaqe Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 347, fig. 18 (w.) SAUDI ARABIA.

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 3.10; HL 0.71; HW 0.53; SL 0.59; EL/HW 0.304; CI 74; SI 113. Paratype queen: TL 6.5; HW 0.84; SL 0.72; EL 0.32.

The head is nearly rectangular with almost straight sides but rounded occipital corners. The mesopropodeal break is distinct but scarcely interrupts the dorsal outline. The petiole is moderately high but narrow in dorsal view, not wider than the postpetiole. There is one pair of hairs on the propodeum, one pair on the petiole, two pairs on the postpetiole and the gaster has some scattered hairs. The head and alitrunk have dense punctulate sculpture but the gaster is somewhat shining with superficial reticulate sculpture. The head and alitrunk are dull red and the gaster is brown not black. This species is distinguished by the duller red colour, the relatively long scapes which reach the occiput and the large eyes. The single associated paratype queen has more dense sculpture, more body hairs and a higher cone-shaped petiole.

Type Material

Holotype: 9, Saudi Arabia, Wadi Hanaq, 22°49'N 39°22'E, 31.I.l985, W. Buttiker. - Paratypes: Saudi Arabia: 1 queen, workers, same series as holotype; workers, Abu Arish, 2.1V.1983, CA. Collingwood. - Yemen: workers, Wadi Surdud, 29.XII.1991, A. van Harten.

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