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Pharaoh ant

Scientific Name
Monomorium pharaonis
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Body length of workers around 2 to 2.5 mm. Body unicolored: yellow to reddish brown. Eyes each with around 20 facets. Antennae 12-segmented. Mandibles each with 4 teeth. Paired longitudinal carinae on clypeus distinct. Metanotal groove distinct. Posterodorsal margin of propodeum more or less angulate. No standing hairs on propodeal dorsum. Ventral outline of petiole not strongly convex. Body surfaces from head to postpetiole finely, densely, and distinctively punctate and opaque.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
29/08/2006 09:54 AEST
Last Updated
29/08/2006 12:04 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2006) Pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) Updated on 8/29/2006 12:04:04 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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