Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel, 1881,

Sharaf, Mostafa R., Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Mohamed, Amr A., Fisher, Brian L. & Aldawood, Abdulrahman S., 2020, A Preliminary Synopsis of the Ant Fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Qatar with Remarks on the Zoogeography, Annales Zoologici 70 (4), pp. 533-560: 545-546

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3161/00034541anz2020.70.4.005

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4433592

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/874C8786-FFEC-FFF8-50AE-1B832A16FE99

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scientific name

Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel, 1881
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Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel, 1881 

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Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel, 1881: 5  (w.) Virgin Is. Neotropic.

Diagnosis. Worker. Bicolored species with head and mesosoma yellow to brown, or orange-brown; terminal funicular segments always darker than rest of antennae; gaster black-brown to black, strongly contrasting head and mesosoma; antennal scapes of moderate length, when laid back from their insertions fail to reach posterior margin of head; eyes of moderate size with 8–10 ommatidia in longest row; pronotal corners rounded in dorsal view; metanotal groove sharply impressed; propodeal spines relatively short and stout; postpetiole in profile with a ventral bulge projecting anteriorly.

Material examined. Qatar, Al-Rayyan, 08.iii. 2005, 25°18’N, 51°25’E, (M.S. Abdel-Dayem leg.), 3w ( KSMA)GoogleMaps  .

Geographic distribution. A successful cosmopolitan tramp species ( Bolton 1987, Wetterer 2012). The species was originally described from the Virgin Islands, and reported from most countries of the Arabian Peninsula, including Oman, Yemen ( Collingwood and Agosti 1996), KSA ( Collingwood 1985), UAE ( Collingwood et al. 1997), and the Socotra Archipelago ( Collingwood et al. 2004, Sharaf et al. 2017). Our material represents the first record from Qatar.

Ecological and biological notes. This species has a broad global distribution facilitated by human trade ( Seifert 2003, Wetterer 2012), and it is commonly encountered in heated buildings and greenhouses of the Afrotropical region ( Bolton 1987).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Cardiocondyla

Loc

Cardiocondyla emeryi Forel, 1881

Sharaf, Mostafa R., Abdel-Dayem, Mahmoud S., Mohamed, Amr A., Fisher, Brian L. & Aldawood, Abdulrahman S. 2020
2020
Loc

Cardiocondyla emeryi

Forel 1881: 5
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