The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium delagoense Forel


Monomorium delagoense Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Mozambique (Monomorium salomonis L. r delagoense n. st., Forel, 1894b: 87, worker; Forel, 1910e: 441, queen & male)
junior synonyms
grahamstownense (Forel, 1914d: 245) from South Africa
lacrymans (Arnold, 1944: 15, illustrated, worker)
all forms known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Monomorium delagoense lacrymans}Forel's (1894b) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1910e) description of the queen and male is at {original description}. Forel's (1914d) description of grahamstownense is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 330) gave a translation of both the type and grahamstownense, this is at {original description}. Arnold's (1944) description of lacrymans is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.1-3.9 mm (in Bolton, 1987: 341, not illustrated).

Monomorium delagoenseThe photomontage is of a syntype worker collated from

The distinguishing character of paired hairs on the pronotal humeri is just visible but is better shown in the photographs of lachrymans at

2007, 2008, 2013 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.