Monomorium nitidiventre

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Monomorium nitidiventre
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. nitidiventre
Binomial name
Monomorium nitidiventre
Emery, 1893

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Specimen Labels

Besides a collection noting it was made on a beach, little is known about the biology of this species.

Identification

Bolton (1987) - A member of the M. bicolor complex in the M. salomonis species group.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Greece, Iran, Kuwait.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • nitidiventre. Monomorium bicolor subsp. nitidiventris Emery, 1893f: 256 (w.) EGYPT. Mayr, 1901b: 7 (q.); Karavaiev, 1911: 5 (m.). Combination in M. (Xeromyrmex): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 869. Subspecies of bicolor: Santschi, 1938a: 39; of subopacum: Santschi, 1927d: 245; Menozzi, 1932c: 94; Bernard, 1953a: 159; Hamann & Klemm, 1967: 413. Raised to species: Collingwood, 1985: 272. See also: Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 171; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 352.

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

Description

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - HL 0.75-0.90; HW 0.67-0.91; SL 0.61-0.76; CI 89; SI 90.

The clypeus is widely emarginate. The propodeal furrow is exceptionally well defined with raised side margins. The alitrunk profile is flat with the mesopropodeal furrow distinct but shallow. There are no alitrunk hairs, one pair on the petiole, 1-2 pairs on the postpetiole and occasional hairs on the first gastral tergite. The head and alitrunk have dense reticulopunctate sculpture. The gaster is shining with superficial sculpture, black in whole or in part but well contrasted with the red head, alitrunk and nodes.

References

  • Bernard, F. 1953a. Les fourmis du Tassili des Ajjer. Pp. 121-250 in: Bernard, F. (ed.) Mission scientifique au Tassili des Ajjer (1949). Volume I. Recherches zoologiques et médicales. Paris: P. Lechevalier, 302 pp. (page 159, Variety/subspecies of subopacum)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna Saudi Arab. 7: 230-302 (page 272, Raised to species)
  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna Saudi Arabia. 15:300-385. (page 352, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1893h. Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier-février 1892). Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 62: 239-258 (page 256, worker described)
  • Hamann, H. H. F.; Klemm, W. 1967. Ergebnisse der zoologischen Nubien-Expedition 1962. Teil XXXIV. Hymenoptera - Formicidae. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 70: 411-421 (page 413, Variety/subspecies of subopacum)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1911b. Ameisen aus Aegypten und dem Sudan. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 11: 1-12 (page 5, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1901b. Südafrikanische Formiciden, gesammelt von Dr. Hans Brauns. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 16: 1-30 (page 7, queen described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1932c. Missione scientifica del Prof. E. Zavattari nel Fezzan (1931). Hymenoptera-Formicidae. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 64: 93-95 (page 94, Variety/subspecies of subopacum)
  • Santschi, F. 1927e. Révision myrmécologique. Bull. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 67: 240-248 (page 245, Variety/subspecies of subopacum)
  • Santschi, F. 1938a [1937]. Quelques nouvelles fourmis d'Egypte. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Egypte 21: 28-44 (page 39, Variety/subspecies of bicolor)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 869, Combination in M. (Xeromyrmex))
  • Wheeler, W. M. and W.M. Mann. 1916. The ants of the Phillips Expedition to Palestine during 1914. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 60: 167-174 (page 171, see also)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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