Monomorium destructor

Collingwood, C. A., Pohl, F., Güsten, R., Wranik, W., van Harten, A., 2004, The ants (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Socotra Archipelago, Fauna of Arabia 20, pp. 473-495: 484

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10.5281/zenodo.12560

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Monomorium destructor
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Monomorium destructor  (Jerdon, 1851) Fig. 10

Atta destructor Jerdon  , 1851. - Madras J. Lit. Sci. 17: 105. (India).

Monomorium destructor  . - COLLINGWOOD & VAN HARTEN 1994: 39.

Specimens examined: Yemen, Socotra Island:spms from Adho Dimello , III.1967, K.M. Guichard, NHMB  ; spms from Mouri , IV.1997, W. Wranik, CWWR  ; spms from Farmihin , 24.IX.1998, W. Wranik, CWWR  ; spms from Diasma , 30.IX.1998, W. Wranik, CWWR  ; nest sample, Adho Dimello, base camp , 12°34'N 54°02'E, 940 m, 03.II.1999, H. Pohl, HLMD-Hym-2079, NHCYGoogleMaps  ; spms from Mogasu , 03.III.1999, W. Wranik, CWWR  ; 7 ☿☿, Wadi Daneghan , 12°37'N 54°04'E, 90 m, pitfall traps, 28-30.X.2000, A. van Harten & H. Pohl, HLMD-Hym-2081, NHCY. -GoogleMaps  Yemen, Abd al-Kuri Island: many ☿☿, west coast, 12°10'N 53°15E, above 200 m, 18.II.1999, H. Pohl, HLMD-Hym-2080, NHCY  .

Remarks: As another commonly transferred species, M. destructor  has been particularly successful in south-east Asia and on islands throughout the tropics. Recent sampling has proved it also to be common in Arabia (Collingwood & Agosti 1996). Its origin is probably the Indian subcontinent. Larger colonies may contain several sizes of workers. They usually have yellowish alitrunks and darker gasters.

NHMB

Switzerland, Basel, Naturhistorisches Museum

NHCY

NHCY