Technomyrmex montaseri Sharaf, Collingwood & Aldawood, 2011

Sharaf, Mostafa R., Dhafer, Hathal M. Al & Aldawood, Abdulrahman S., 2018, Review of the ant genus Technomyrmex Mayr, 1872 in the Arabian Peninsula (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), ZooKeys 780, pp. 35-59: 35

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Technomyrmex montaseri Sharaf, Collingwood & Aldawood, 2011


Technomyrmex montaseri Sharaf, Collingwood & Aldawood, 2011  Figure 6A, B, C

Technomyrmex montaseri  Sharaf, Collingwood & Aldawood, 2011: 14, figs 1-3 (w.) Holotype worker, Oman: Bani Sur, 24.659°N, 56.494°E 7.iii.1984, (W. Büttiker), ( WMLC) (examined), Palearctic.


Worker. Measurements: TL: 2.80-2.90; HL: 0.60-0.62; HW: 0.57-0.60; SL: 0.58-0.62; PW: 0.37-0.38; WL: 0.65-0.80; EL: 0.15; Indices: CI: 95-97; SI: 97-109; OI: 25-26; EPI: 80-125; DTI: 122-126 (n = 2). Head. In full-face view with feebly convex posterior margin and distinctly convex lateral sides; anterior clypeal margin nearly straight; scapes when laid back from their insertions surpass posterior margin of head by approximately length of first funicular segment; eyes of moderate size with approximately ten ommatidia in longest row (OI: 25-26), located in front of the midlength and their outer margins just failing to break outlines of head sides. Mesosoma. In profile mesonotal dorsal outline with short, flat to feebly convex anterior section, posterior section broadly and evenly curved and descending to a deep metanotal groove; propodeum in profile with short convex dorsal surface that rounds evenly into declivity which is nearly three times longer than dorsal face, the two surfaces not separating by an angle. Pilosity. Body surface entirely without setae except few long pairs on anterior clypeal margin. Sculpture. Body sculpture effaced microreticulum, general appearance more or less dull. Colour. Uniformly yellow.

Ecological and biological notes.

Nothing is known on ecology or biology of species.

Geographic range.

This species is originally described from Oman ( Sharaf et al., 2011) and has not been recorded from any other country in the Arabian Peninsula. It is likely endemic to the country.