Iridomyrmex humilis,

Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 33

publication ID

6175

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Iridomyrmex humilis
status

 

Iridomyrmex humilis  HNS  (Mayr, 1868)

Figs. 20,21.

Hypoclinea humilis Mayr  HNS  , 1868:164.

Worker. Pale bronze to bronze black with a deep mesosomal constriction giving a waisted effect accentuated by the high propodeum. Length: 2.2-2.8 mm.

Queen. Colour as worker; alitrunk enlarged and high relative to width. Length: 4.5 mm.

Male. Bronze black; head very small; alitrunk high and arched. Length: 2.5-3 mm.

Biology. This species was introduced into Europe from South America and has become an established and notorious pest in the Mediterranean area, developing very populous multi-queened colonies along the coast. It is sometimes brought into North Europe with plant materials and occasionally colonises heated premises. It does not appear to be able to establish outside in northern latitudes but is present and said to be increasing in the Channel Islands.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Iridomyrmex

Loc

Iridomyrmex humilis

Collingwood, C. A. 1979
1979
Loc

Hypoclinea humilis

Mayr 1855
1855
Loc

humilis

Mayr 1855
1855