Egypt

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Egypt
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Location
Region Africa
Subregion Northern Africa
BioRegion Palaearctic Region
Diversity
Subfamilies 5
Genera 22
Endemic Genera 0
% Endemic Genera 0.0%
Species/Subspecies 78
Endemic Species 21
% Endemic Species 26.9%
Introduced Species 0

The following valid species and subspecies of ants are known to occur in Egypt. Unidentified and undescribed species will be added to this list as identifications are verified and taxonomic revisions are published. This species list is based upon the effort of many ant collectors as well as myrmecologists who have published on the taxonomy of Egyptian ants. Those who have specimen records that expand this list are encouraged to submit this information in the discussion section of the Egyptian Ants web page. Please advise if any corrections are warranted.

Aenictus

Camponotus

Cardiocondyla

Cataglyphis

Cerapachys

Crematogaster

Dorylus

Hypoponera

Lepisiota

Messor

Monomorium

Nesomyrmex

Nylanderia

Oxyopomyrmex

Pheidole

Plagiolepis

Solenopsis

Strumigenys

Syllophopsis

Tapinolepis

Tetramorium

Tetraponera

Uncertain species

The following species were described from Egypt but their true identities are currently unknown.

REFERENCES

  • Alfieri, A. 1931. Contribution à l'étude de la faune myrmécologique de l'Egypte. Bulletin. Société Entomologique d'Egypte 15:42-48. [1931]
  • Fadl, H.H., Bakr, R.F., Badawy, R.M. & Sharaf, M.R. 2007. Six new species of ants from Egypt. Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the Entomological Society of Egypt 1: 235-249.
  • Forel, A. 1908a. Fourmis de Ceylan et d'Egypte, récoltées par le Prof. E. Bugnion. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 44: 1-22.
  • Mayr, G. 1904b. Formiciden aus Ägypten und dem Sudan. In Jägerskiöld, L.A. Results of the Swedish Zoological Expedition to Egypt and the White Nile, 1901 1 (no. 9): 11 pp. Uppsala.
  • Radoszkowsky, O. 1876. Compte-rendu des hyménoptères recueilles en Egypte et Abyssinie en 1873. Trudy Russkago Entomologicheskago Obshchestva 12: 111-150.
  • Santschi, F. 1908. Nouvelles fourmis de l'Afrique du Nord (Egypte, Canaries, Tunisie). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 77: 517-534.
  • Santschi, F. 1938a. Quelques nouvelles fourmis d'Égypte. Bulletin de la Société Royale Entomologique d'Égypte 21 (1937): 28-44.
  • Sharaf, M.R. 2007. Monomorium dentatum sp. n., a new ant species from Egypt related to the fossulatum-group. Zoology in the Middle East 41: 93-98.
  • Sharaf, M.R., Taylor, B. & Klingenberg, C. 2009. Ants of the genus Solenopsis Westwood, 1840 in Egypt with a description of the worker caste of S. cooperi Donisthorpe, 1947. Zootaxa 2004: 49-58.
  • Walker, F. 1871. A list of Hymenoptera collected by J.K. Lord, esq. in Egypt, in the neighbourhood of the Red Sea, and in Arabia: 59 pp. London.