Monomorium buettikeri

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium buettikeri.

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 29.366667° to 29.366667°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Kuwait (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • buettikeri. Monomorium buettikeri Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 343 (w.) KUWAIT.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: holotype Kuwait: Anwha I., 29°22’N, 48°25’E, iii.1988 (W. Büttiker); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC, possibly in NHMB if Büttiker material was returned).
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 116.
    • Distribution: Kuwait.

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 3.20; HL 0.81; HW 0.65; SL 0.70; range: CI 79-81; SI 107-111; EL/HW 0.30-0.33.

The anterior clypeal margin is mildly concave. The eyes are relatively large with 11-12 ommatidia in the longest row. The scape just reaches the occipital border when laid back The propodeal furrow is flat with slightly raised side margins, in profile with a distinctly rounded declivous face. The pronotum has no standing hairs but there are a few raised pubescent hairs on the mesonotum and the propodeum. The petiole has one pair of long hairs, the postpetiole two pairs and there are several long hairs on the gaster. The head and alitrunk have reticulopunctate sculpture throughout but the general appearance is shining and the gaster is brilliant. The colour is black with the appendages brown paling towards their extremities. M. buettikeri resembles Monomorium abeillei in general appearance but is larger has a more sculptured head, a more rounded propodeal profile, larger eyes, longer antennae and absence of pronotal hairs.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Kuwait, Anwha Island, 29°22'N 48°25'E, 111.1988. W Buttiker. - Paratypes: workers, same series as holotype.

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insects: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2) Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15: 300-385.
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.