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Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - Bolton (1987) noted this species without naming it as being similar to ''[[Monomorium hirsutum]]'' from Ethiopia but pointed out differences in the shape of the alitrunk and the presence of abundant erect pubescent hairs on all appendage surfaces including the antennae. The eyes are small, 0.19-0.20 times HW as in ''M. hirsutum'', but the unusual long erect pubescence distinguishes ''M. yemene'' from all other species within this complex.
  
 
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===Description===
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Holotype: TL 3.4; HL 0.87; HW 0.72; SL 0.77; C1 62.7; S1 106.9.
  
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The head is broadly rounded with the occiput emarginate. The clypeus is emarginate. The mesopropodeal furrow is deeply impressed and the propodeal dorsum rounds steeply into its declivous face. The petiole is relatively wide in dorsal view, more than a quarter times HW Sculpture and colour are as in ''[[Monomorium fayfaense]]''. The whole dorsum including head, alitrunk, nodes and gaster is covered with abundant pale hairs.
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Holotype: worker, Yemen, Taiz, 20.X.1991, A. van Harten. - Paratypes: Yemen: workers, same series as holotype; workers, Zingibar-Shugra, 21.111.1993, C. A. Collingwood.
 
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Latest revision as of 16:17, 6 October 2019

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

Monomorium yemene casent0913865 p 1 high.jpg

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Specimen Labels

The non-type collection of this ant, one of only two locations where it has been found, was taken from the flowers of an Adenium species.

Identification

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - Bolton (1987) noted this species without naming it as being similar to Monomorium hirsutum from Ethiopia but pointed out differences in the shape of the alitrunk and the presence of abundant erect pubescent hairs on all appendage surfaces including the antennae. The eyes are small, 0.19-0.20 times HW as in M. hirsutum, but the unusual long erect pubescence distinguishes M. yemene from all other species within this complex.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Yemen (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.

  • yemene. Monomorium yemene Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 357, fig. 32 (w.) YEMEN.

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 3.4; HL 0.87; HW 0.72; SL 0.77; C1 62.7; S1 106.9.

The head is broadly rounded with the occiput emarginate. The clypeus is emarginate. The mesopropodeal furrow is deeply impressed and the propodeal dorsum rounds steeply into its declivous face. The petiole is relatively wide in dorsal view, more than a quarter times HW Sculpture and colour are as in Monomorium fayfaense. The whole dorsum including head, alitrunk, nodes and gaster is covered with abundant pale hairs.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Yemen, Taiz, 20.X.1991, A. van Harten. - Paratypes: Yemen: workers, same series as holotype; workers, Zingibar-Shugra, 21.111.1993, C. A. Collingwood.

References