Monomorium knappi

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

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium knappi.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Yemen (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.

  • knappi. Monomorium knappi Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 348, fig. 20 (w.) YEMEN.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, paratype workers (number not stated).
    • Type-locality: holotype Yemen: Wadi Hadramaut, 24.iii.1993 (M. Knapp); paratypes: workers with same data.
    • Type-depository: unknown (possibly in WMLC, possibly in NHMB).
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 120.
    • Distribution: 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 2.9; HL 0.86; HW 0.63; SL 0.62; EL/HW 0.20; CI 73.8; SI 98.4.

The head, alitrunk and nodes have close reticulate sculpture as in Monomorium yemene and Monomorium fayfaense, but the gaster is shining with a superficial reticulate sculpture as in Monomorium nitidiventre. There are three pairs of hairs on the pronotum, one on the mesonotum, one on the propodeum, one on the petiole, two on the postpetiole and eight pairs on the first gastral tergite. The petiole is high and thin in profile, wider than long in dorsal view. The head is relatively narrow and the eyes small.

Type Material

Holotype: worker, Yemen, Wadi Hadramaut, 24.III.1993, M. Knapp. - Paratypes: workers, same series as holotype.

References

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