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: 4

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Pachycondyla  sennaarensis (Mayr, 1862)

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Specimens examined: Sharjah, 1.iii.2005, CAC. Sharjah Desert Park, 22.ii –16.iii.2005, LT, AvH.

Remarks: In the UAE this species is known as the ‘Samsun ant’. Its painful sting is supposed in some cases to provoke allergic reactions that lead to the death of some persons ( Dip, 1992; Dip et al., 1992; Rizk et al., 1998).

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.