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 group: salomonis
Species: M. hanaqe
Binomial name
Monomorium hanaqe
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

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Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium hanaqe.



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 22.816667° to 13.083333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


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.


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.





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

  • hanaqe. Monomorium hanaqe Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 347, fig. 18 (w.) SAUDI ARABIA, YEMEN.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated), 1 paratype queen.
    • Type-locality: holotype Saudi Arabia: Wadi Hanaq, 22°49’N, 39°22’E, 31.i.1985 (W. Büttiker); paratypes: workers with same data, workers Saudi Arabia: Abu Arish, 2.iv.1983 (C.A. Collingwood), workers Yemen: Wadi Surdud, 29.xii.1991 (A. van Harten).
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC, possibly in NHMB if Büttiker material was returned).
    • Status as species: Collingwood, et al. 2011: 433; Borowiec, L. 2014: 119.
    • Distribution: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



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.


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.
  • Collingwood C. A., D. Agosti, M. R. Sharaf, A. Van Harten, 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod Fauna of the UAE 4: 405-474
  • Collingwood C.A., D.Agosti, M.R. Sharaf, and A. van Harten. 2011. Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae. Arthropod fauna of the UAE, 4: 405–474
  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insects: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2) Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15: 300-385.