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First occurrence of the ant genus Brachymyrmex Mayr, 1868 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Sharaf, M. R. ; Salman, S. ; Aldhafer, H. M. ; Yousef, A. F. A. ; Aldawood, A. S.

Sociobiology 2016 Vol 63 No. 2 pp. 800-803;

Abstract

The formicine ant genus Brachymyrmex Mayr, 1868 is recorded for the first time from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and from the Arabian Peninsula by the species Brachymyrmex cordemoyi Forel, 1895. A brief description and automontage images of the species are presented including ecological observations.