The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium disertum Forel

australe-complex

Monomorium disertum Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Monomorium Salomonis L. v. diserta n. v., Forel, 1913j: 216, worker) Shiloh, G Arnold - see below
also petulans (Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) termitarium For. stirps disertum For. v. petulans n. var., Santschi, 1928f: 194, worker) from Zimbabwe, Sawmills, G Arnold, 11.vii.1920 - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0913574
Worker only described (see Bolton, 1987, 1995) .


Forel's (1913j) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 221) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Santschi's (1928f) description of petulans is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.0-2.2 mm (in Bolton, 1987: 342, not illustrated).


Monomorium disertumThe photomontage is of a syntype worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0902216

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