The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium rosae Santschi

bequaerti-complex (Lampromyrmex or Martia)

Monomorium rosae Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Monomorium (Lampromyrmex) Rosae n. sp., Santschi, 1920b: 13, illustrated, worker) collected by Bequaert, in 1913 - see below
junior synonym cotterelli (Diplomorium cotterelli, Donisthorpe, 1942f: 217, worker;  synonym by Bolton, 1987: 408) from Ghana at CRIG, G. F. Cotterell, xii.1940 - see belwo
Worker only described, see Bolton (1995) .

{Monomorium rosae}Santschi's (1920b) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

{Monomorium rosae}Nigeria specimens (Monomorium species T4, Taylor, 1980a). WORKER. TL 1.62 mm, HL 0.45, HW 0.34, SL 0.31, PW 0.19; others TL 1.6-2.0 mm (Bolton, 1987: 408, not illustrated).
Colour very dark brown-black, shiny, with polished appearance; antennal funiculi and tarsi yellow. Faint rugae on the lateral mesonotum and propodeum otherwise unsculptured. Erect hairs moderately long but relatively sparse with few on the alitrunk. 11-segmented antennae and clypeal carinae faint.

Collected at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre by B. Bolton and B. Taylor, I found it on a dead tree; at IITA, Ibadan, by B.R. Critchley; and, at Mokwa by C. Longhurst (Bolton, 1987).

From Ghana, at CRIG also (B. Bolton), Mole (J.C. Grieg), Mampong (P.M. Room), Maase and Legon (D. Leston) (Bolton, 1987). Since found, seven workers, in cocoa leaf litter, at Ofinso and Bunso by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

Others include Senegal, at Noto (C. Agbogba); also Kenya.

{Monomorium rosae type}The photomontage of the type worker (miscoloured images) is collated from

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Monomorium rosae
B Taylor det.
Y Braet
Gabon 47

0034' N
0919' E
Pointe Wingombe; edge of lagoon, sweep net
Monomorium rosae
B Taylor det.
S Sky Stephens

In personal collection of S Sky Stephens
06G0024, 06G0033, 06G0086, 06G0087 and 06G0095


{Monomorium rosae}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 47). 

{Monomorium rosae}The photomontage is of a worker from Ghana, collected by S Sky Stephens, 2006.

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