The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium havilandi Forel


Monomorium havilandi Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Monomorium Havilandi n. sp., Forel, 1910e: 443, worker & dealate queen; synonymy by Bolton, 1987: 368) Natal, Haviland - see below
junior synonyms
distinctum (Monomorium (subgen. Xeromyrmex) distinctum n. sp., Arnold, 1944: 11, illustrated, worker) from South Africa, Weenen, Natal, H P Thomasset - see below
leviceps (Monomorium distinctum leviceps n. var., Arnold, 1958: 119, worker) from South Africa, Sundays River, vi.1955, N Myers - see
Worker & queen only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Monomorium havilandi distinctum}Forel's (1910e) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 216) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Santschi (1917b: 282) gave consideration of havilandi and australe, this is at {original description}. Arnold's (1944) illustrated description of distinctum is at {original description} and {original description}. Arnold's (1958) description of leviceps is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

{Monomorium havilandi}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Monomorium havilandi distinctum}WORKER - TL 2.5-2.7 mm; (Bolton, 1987: 368, not illustrated). The photomontage of distinctum is collated from

{Monomorium havilandi}The specimens in these field photographs, feeding group below, were taken in Pretoria, South Africa, by Joan Young; nos 100_8674 to 8677.

{Monomorium havilandi feeding}Feeding activity, Joan Young.

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