Acropyga spec., Roger, 1862

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: 44

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Acropyga spec.
status

 

Acropyga spec. 

Specimens examined: Near Khor Kalba, along highway to Sharjah, stony desert, queen, iii.2006, AvH.

Distribution: Members of this genus are distributed worldwide in tropics and warm temperate. Most species are thought to be hypogaeic and tending both mealybugs and coccids; therefore, they are indirect plant pests. A single queen without wings was collected which is not sufficient to identify it to species rank. This genus is recorded for the first time as occurring in Arabian Peninsula.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Acropyga