The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium strangulatum Santschi


Monomorium strangulatum Santschi

return to key Type location Tanzania (Santschi, 1921c: 121, illustrated, worker) collected at Bukoba, Bezirk, by Viehmeyer - see below
Workers only (Bolton, 1987, not illustrated) .

{Monomorium strangulatum}Santschi's (1921c) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.3-1.5 mm (Santschi), TL 1.8-2.0 mm (Bolton); separation as in key, 11-segmented antennae; unsculptured except for hair pits, transverse striae on metanotum and mesopleuron with dense granulation; colour head and body uniform dark brown, appendages yellow. Note Bolton had - scapes surpassing the occipital border whereas Santschi had - scapes reaching the posterior border of the head. The Gabon specimen below has the scapes just about reaching the occipital border.

Bolton (1987) has it also from Gabon, Plateau d'Ipassa, J.A. Barra; Central African Republic, Ubangi-Shari, Haut Mbomu, by N.A. Weber; Zare, Ituri Forest, Beni-Irumu, by N.A. Weber; Uganda, Sese Is., Nkosi I., by G.D.H. Carpenter.

Watt et al. (2002) reported it from the Mbalamayo Forest Reserve, Cameroun.

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Monomorium strangulatum
B Taylor det.
Y Braet
Gabon 11

0034' N
0919' E
Pointe Denis; savannah; sweep net

{Monomorium strangulatum}The photomontage is of a specimen from Gabon, Pongara National Park, savannah at Pointe Denis; collector, Yves Braet; (Gabon 11) note the size is as given by Santschi, i.e. smaller than given by Bolton.

2007, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.