Linepithema humile (Mayr)
Type location Argentina
(Hypoclinea humilis n. sp., Mayr, 1868b: 164, worker; Forel,
1908c: 395, male; Newall, 1908: 28, queen; placed in Iridomyrmex by Emery,1888d: 386;
then in Linepithema by
Shattuck, 1992a: 16) - see below
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995) .
Newell [Newall?], W. 1908. Notes on the habits of the Argentine or "New
Orleans" ant, Iridomyrmex humilis Mayr. J. Econ. Entomol.,
1: 21-34 not in Bolton's (1995) reference list
Mayr's (1868) description is at . Forel's (1908c) description of the male
is at . Arnold (1915: 145) gave an illustrated
translation as Iridomyrmex humilis, this is at .
Southern African findings were listed by Wheeler (1922:
922) under Iridomyrmex humilis; from Lesotho, Maseru,
by R M Sloley; and, South Africa, Cape Town, by Bingham, G
Arnold & H Brauns - see a worker at http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0280869.
Global Invasive Species Database for more information.
Reference: Emery, C. 1888d. über den sogenannten
Kaumagen einiger Ameisen. Zeitschrift
für Wissenschaftliche Zoologie, 46,
The photomontage of the
type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0915577.
Oxford University Museum
B Taylor det.
scrubland, dominated by Acacia
dealbata, Cistus salvifolius
and Pistacia lenticularis,
and were foraging on the Acacia.
The site is south of Lisbon, approximately 5km inland
photomontage is of specimens from Portugal, Lisbon,
approximately 5km inland, at W 9°11'30", N 38°38',8", collector Markus
Eichhorn and students.