Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel,

Collingwood, C. A., Pohl, F., Güsten, R., Wranik, W., van Harten, A., 2004, The ants (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Socotra Archipelago, Fauna of Arabia 20, pp. 473-495: 479

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Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel


Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel  , 1881 Fig. 6

Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel  , 1881. - Mitt. Munch. Entomol. Ver. 5: 5. (Puerto Rico: St. Thomas Island).

Cardiocondyla emeryi  . - COLLINGWOOD & VAN HarTEN 1994: 39.

Specimens examined: Yemen, Socotra Island: spms from Nojid , 16.IV.1993, A. van Harten, CCC  ; 2 ? ☿, Adho Dimello, base camp , 12°34'N 54°02'E, 940 m, 03.II.1999, H. Pohl, HLMD-Hym-2071GoogleMaps  .

Remarks: This very successful tramp species has a nearly pantropical distribution nowadays. Even though it likely originates from the Ethiopian Region (Bolton 1982), it is very probable that it has been transferred artificially to Socotra also. Colonies are small and cryptic and these ants are thus rarely collected. Like all its congeners, Cardiocondyla emeryi  is characterised by the relatively wide postpetiole and total absence of erect dorsal body hairs.


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