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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Monomorium - Monomorium bodenheimeri Menozzi
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Monomorium bodenheimeri Menozzi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Egypt (Menozzi, 1929e: 125, illustrated, worker); record in Menozzi (1929e), cited by Finzi (1936), from Wadi Tarfa, Sinai (type location given in Bolton, 1995, as Israel is wrong). Finzi (1936) noted "related to Mon. chobauti and Mon. lameerei". No images on Antweb (February 2015)


{Monomorium bodenheimeri}Menozzi's (1929e) description is at {original description}. Pitch black with mandibles and appendages reddish brwon or lighter


{Monomorium chobauti} Monomorium chobauti - type location Algeria (Emery, 1896j: 418, illustrated, worker; see Emery 1908h: 672) - small eyes, extensive psammophore; reddish-yellow


Monomorium lameereiMonomorium lameerei - type location Algeria (Forel, 1902a: 150, worker; Santschi, 1907: 327, queen & male); ssp stauderi (Wolf, 1914: 42, illustrated, worker) from Algeria - densely striated on head and alitrunk.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Monomorium bodenheimeri
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf


4.v.2003
Zaranik
3039' N
3426' E
North Sinai, Abumadi

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Monomorium bodenheimeri
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf
6.iii.2003
Zaranik
3039' N
3426' E
North Sinai, Abumadi 1
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Monomorium bodenheimeri
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf
21.ii.2003
Elqasmia Delbis
3019' N
3119' E

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{Monomorium bodenheimeri}Egypt records - Type record Menozzi (1929e: 125) holotype worker only, collected in Sinai, at Wadi Tarfa, by F S Bodenheimer, after whom it was named.

The photomontage is of a worker from Abumadi, Zaranik, N. Sinai, E 3426' N 3039'; 6.iii.2003, collector Mostafa Sharaf.

Apart from the somewhat narrower head than the Menozzi drawing, all the characters appear to match Menozzi's description of bodenheimeri. Note the colour varies from almost wholly dark brown/black to having a largely red-brown alitrunk; note also the longitudinal striations on the genae; frontal area narrow with a raised area between the raised frontal carinae.

The species seems quite close to barbatulum but that is described (and illustrated by Tarbinsky) as having the petiole lower than the postpetiole.


{Monomorium bodenheimeri}
The photomontage is of a worker from Abumadi, Zaranik, N. Sinai, E 3426' N 3039'; 4.v.2003, collector Mostafa Sharaf.

2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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