Monomorium pallidum Donisthorpe, 1918 is redescribed based on material from Iran (new country record). It is removed from the genus Trichomyrmex Mayr, 1865, its species status is retrieved and placed in the M. monomorium group of the genus Monomorium Mayr, 1855.
First record of the emerging global pest Brachymyrmex patagonicus Mayr 1868 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from continental Asia
The first record of the exotic ant Brachymyrmex patagonicus Mayr 1868 from continental Asia is here presented. Specimens collected from an urban environment in Hong Kong coupled with recent surveys suggest an early stage in the invasion process. The summary of recent records shows that the introduced range of this species is quickly increasing globally and biologists in Asia should remain vigilant to detect it. In Hong Kong, measures to identify its overall spread and...