Monomorium destructor (Jerdon, 1851),

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: 29

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.1168586

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1A4C094D-3711-FFCA-ED69-A0351F54ECF0

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Monomorium destructor (Jerdon, 1851)
status

 

Monomorium destructor (Jerdon, 1851) 

Plates 47–49View Plates 47–49, 57View Plates 53–58, 65View Plates 64–66. 64

Specimens examined: Al-Ajban, 9.xi –7.12.2005, L & MT, AvH. Sharjah, 11–17.x.2004, at light, AvH. Sharjah Desert Park, 5–6.x.2004, AvH. Wadi Safad, 20.xii.2005–2.i.2006, WT, AvH. Al-Wathba Wetland Reserve, 23.viii.2004, AvH.

Distribution: Invasive ant species from the Old World tropics, nowadays spread worldwide ( Wetterer, 2009b). Recorded from the UAE by Collingwood, Tigar & Agosti ( 1997). In the Arabian Peninsula also known from Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen.