Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868),

Cedric A. Collingwood, Donat Agosti, Mostafa R. Sharaf & Antonius van Harten, 2011, Order Hymenoptera, family Formicidae, Arthropod fauna of the UAE 4, pp. 1-70: 11

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Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868)


Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868)  Plates 24–26View Plates 24–26

Specimens examined: Al-Ain, 13.iii.2005, CAC.

Distribution: The ‘Argentine ant’ came originally from Argentina, but this invasive species now has a global distribution, occurring especially in Mediterranean-type ecosystems. In the Arabian Peninsula first recorded from the UAE (al-Ain) by Collingwood, Tigar & Agosti (1997). Also reported from Yemen.