The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium modestum Santschi


Monomorium modestum Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Santschi, 1914e: 17, worker) collector Trägårdh (or Traegardh), i.1905
junior synonyms
smutsi (Monomomorium (Syllophopsis) modestum var smutsi, Wheeler, 1922: 867; unnecessary replacement name for Monomomorium (Syllophopsis) modestum var boerorum, Santschi, 1915c: 260, illustrated, worker
transwaalensis (Monomomorium (Syllophopsis) modestum var smutsi, Emery, 1922: 175; also unnecessary replacement name for Monomomorium (Syllophopsis) modestum var boerorum) from South Africa
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Monomorium modestum}Santschi's (1914e) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1915c) description of boerorum is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 214) gave a translation of the type, this is at {original description}.

{Monomorium modestum}Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description} .

WORKER - TL 1.7-2.0 mm, HL 0.39-0.48, HW 0.32-0.36; SL 0.29-0.34; PW 0.22-0.26; colour yellow, rounded to angular propodeum without denticles at junction of dorsum and declivity; metanotal groove a simple indentation (Bolton, 1987, illustrated, alitrunk and pedicel profile).

Bolton (1987) noted that he suspected that the three populations which he examined might represent more than one species.

From Ivory Coast, at Adiopodoumé Forest Biological Reserve (I. Löbl, probably March 1977), and Man (V. Mahnert & J.-L. Perret, October 1980). Also from Kenya and South Africa (Bolton, 1987).

{Monomorium modestum}The photomontage of a worker from Madagascar is collated from

{Monomorium modestum boerorum}The photomontage of the type of boeroum is collated from

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