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

Mostafa R. Sharaf, Shehzad Salman, Hathal M. Al Dhafer, Albandari F. Al_Yousef, Abdulrahman S. Aldawood


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 B. cordemoyi Forel, 1895. A brief description and automontage images of the species are presented with ecological and biological notes.


New record, Middle East, Palearctic region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Province, Formicinae

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