Monomorium hemame

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Monomorium hemame
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Monomorium areniphilum)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: Monomorium hemame
Collingwood & Agosti, 1996

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Specimen Labels

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Monomorium areniphilum.


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

  • hemame. Monomorium hemame Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 348 (w.) KUWAIT, SAUDI ARABIA.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: holotype Kuwait: Umm al-Hemam, 9.iii.1988 (W. Büttiker); paratypes: workers with same data, workers Saudi Arabia: Uyaynah, 1.iv.1976 (W. Büttiker).
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC, possibly in NHMB if Büttiker material was returned).
    • Status as species: Collingwood, et al. 2011: 435; Borowiec, L. 2014: 120.
    • Distribution: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.


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 Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.