The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium notulum Forel

setuliferum-group - setuliferum-complex

Monomorium notulum Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Monomorium setuliferum Forel var. notula n. var., Forel, 1910e: 441, worker & male) Natal, Haviland - see below
junior synonyms
dolichops (Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) setuliferum For. v. dolichops n. var., Santschi, 1928f: 194, worker) from Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, G Arnold -
latior (Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) setuliferum For. v. latior n. var., Santschi, 1928f: 195, worker) from Angola, Quifangonda, Silvestri, 1913 - see
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1910e) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1916: 228) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Santschi's (1928f) descriptions of dolichops and latior are at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.0-2.4 mm; (Bolton, 1987: 370, not illustrated). Note - purported similarity to Monomorium ebangaense

Monomorium notulumThe photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Monomorium notulumThe photomontage of a worker from South Africa is collated from
The size, head and eye shape, and darker head and gaster seem closer to latior (link above) than to the type worker.

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