Collingwood & Agosti, 1996
Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium matame.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- matame. Monomorium matame Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 350, fig. 22 (w.) OMAN.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Holotype: HL 1.10; HW 0.91; SL 1.05; EL 0.31; CI 80-84; SI 111-115.
The pilosity and sculpture are similar to Monomorium niloticum but the eyes are larger, EL/HW 0.325-0.34, and the colour different. The head and antennal clubs are brownish, contrasting with the lighter alitrunk whereas in the very large number of M niloticum specimens from Arabia the pale reddish colour of the head, alitrunk, antennae and legs is consistent.
Holotype: worker, Oman, Wadi Matam, l.II.1986, M.D. Gallagher. - Paratypes: Oman: workers, same series as holotype. - Saudi Arabia: 1 queen, Nuayriyah, 20.V.1980, W Buttiker. - Yemen: workers, Sana'a, II.1991, A. van Harten.
- Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna Saudi Arabia. 15:300-385. (page 350, fig. 22 worker described)