The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium borlei Santschi

leopoldinum-complex

Monomorium borlei Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Angola (Monomorium springvalense For. v. borlei n. v., Santschi, 1937d: 227, illustrated, worker; raised to species Bolton, 1987) - see below .


{Monomorium borlei}Santschi's (1937d) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.9-2.0 mm (in Bolton, 1987: 381, not illustrated).


{Monomorium borlei}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0913564.

The Antweb scale on scale on the head image give HL 0.59 mm, HW 0.48, SL 0.41. Bolton gave the size as HL 0.50-0.52, HW 0.40-0.41, SL 0.36-0.38. The body image scale gives TL ca 2.2 mm, PW 0.29; Bolton TL 1.9-2.0 mm, PW 0.25-0.26.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Monomorium boreli
B Taylor det.
Congo
Y Braet
t-1-3

19.viii.2007
Brazzaville
4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24h pitfall trap; forest around the GERDIB laboratories; 317 m asl

1
{album}
Monomorium boreli
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 223
27.vi-10.vii.2006
Pongara
0034' N
0919' E
Leaf litter, winkler funnel
1
{album}

{Monomorium borlei}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Brazzaville, 19.viii.2007; t 1.3; from 24h pitfall traps, collectors Yves Braet & Eric Zassi. ? too small to be borlei?


{Monomorium borlei}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara, collector Yves Braet (Gabon 223). 

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