The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium gabrielense Forel


Monomorium gabrielense Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Monomorium rhopalocerum Em. v. gabrielensis n. var., Forel, 1916: 418, worker & queen) collected at St. Gabriel, by Kohl ; (see Bolton, 1995). Also from Gabon at Ile aux Singes by J.A. Barra (Bolton, 1987) .

{Monomorium gabrielense}Forel's (1916) description is at {original description}. Specimen found in a termite nest. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.5-1.6 mm; with clypeal carinae close posteriorly, moderately diverging to anterior margin; smaller than the similar species draxocum and noxitum; colour also much lighter than those, being yellow, with a brownish tint to the gaster (Bolton, 1987, illustrated, head. alitrunk and pedicel profile).

Now known from Ghana. Found, 42 workers, in primary or secondary forest leaf litter at Sui Forest Reserve, Mabang, Jachie and Atewa Forest Reserve, and cocoa at Nankasi, by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Monomorium gabrielense
B Taylor det.
A Fotso Kuate
Monomorium sp6

0354'30" N
1125'58" E
Quadrat in forest

{Monomorium gabrielense}The photomontage is of a specimen from Cameroun; Boga; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk monomorium sp6)

2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.