The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium hirsutum Forel


Monomorium hirsutum Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Eritrea (Monomorium bicolor Em. subsp. hirsutum n. subsp., Forel, 1910c: 251, worker) collected at Nefassit by K Escherisch (note given as Ethiopia in Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1910c) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.2-3.4 mm, characterised by small eyes and dense covering of erect hairs (in Bolton, 1987: 345, not illustrated).

{Monomorium hirsutum}The photomontage of a cotype is collated from The Smithsonian Institute images at

2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.