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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Trichomyrmex
Trichomyrmex mayri (Forel)

The subgenus Parholcomyrmex was defined by Emery (1915i: 190), type species Monomorium gracillima (as Myrmica gracillima, now junior synonym of Monomorium destructor) - see {original description}. The main characteristics Emery listed were - slightly dimorphic workers; funiculus with a three-segmented club (Monomorium santschii with four segmented-club, type location Tunisia), the first two segments equi-sized.

Trichomyrmex mayri (Forel)

return to key Type location India (Monomorium gracillimum Smith v.Mayri n. var., Forel, 1902c: 209; Wheeler, 1923b: 3, male, reported without description) - see below
junior synonym karawajewi (Monomorium destructor r gracillimum var karawajewi, Forel, 1913d: 437) from Sudan, Khartoum, Karavaiev - see below
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{Monomorium mayri}Forel's (1902c) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1913d) description of karawajewi is at {original description}. Santschi (1936a) gave an illustrated description of karawajewi, this is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}

WORKER - TL 1.5-1.8 mm; diagnosis as in key; colour dark-brown; otherwise similar to Trichomyrmex destructor (in Bolton, 1987: 326, illustrated, alitrunk profile).


{Trichomyrmex mayri}

Nigeria specimen (Monomorium species A (F998), Taylor, 1980a: 31). WORKER. TL 2.18 mm, HL 0.53, HW 0.47, SL 0.39, PW 0.26

Colour brown, gaster darker, unsculptured, shiny. Appendages yellow. Erect hairs moderately long but relatively sparse. Has a minute triangular subpetiolar tooth. SI = 83.

The illustrated specimen was labelled "from cocoa" at CRIN (B. Bolton). I did not find this variant at CRIN and only saw the single sized specimen which is illustrated.


Trichomyrmex mayriThe photomontage of the holotype worker from India is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0249904


Trichomyrmex mayriThe photomontage of the karawajewi type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0908753


Oxford University Museum specimens

Trichomyrmex mayri
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf


27.viii.2003
Taifa
3121' N
3056' E
Kafr Sheik

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Trichomyrmex mayri
B Taylor det.
Egypt
M Sharaf

12.v.2003
Shrinkash Mansurah
3110' N
3135' E

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{Trichomyrmex mayri}The photomontage is of a worker from Egypt, Taifa, Kafr Sheik, E 3121' N 3056'; 27.viii.2003, collector Mostafa Sharaf.


{Trichomyrmex mayri}

The photomontage is of a worker collected in Sudan, Port Sudan ; collector Zuheir Mahmoud (Sudan 55).


{Trichomyrmex mayri}

The photomontage is of a minor worker collected in Sudan, Old Halfa City; collector Awatif Omer (2012 42)

2005, 2006, 2015, 2019 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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