The Ants of Africa
Genus Monomorium
Monomorium termitobium Forel


Monomorium termitobium Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Madagascar (Forel, 1892k: 522, worker)
junior synonyms
imerinense (Forel, 1892l: 257, queen & male) from Madagascar
binatu (Bolton, 1987: 380, illustrated, worker) from Zimbabwe
exchao (Santschi, 1926b: 235, worker) from South Africa
synonymy by Heterick (2006: 140) .

Bolton's description (1987) of binatu is at {original description}. Heterick's (2006) re-description is at {original description}. Apparently a very abundant species with considerable varaiations in size, form and colour.

{Monomorium termitobium}The photomontage of a specimen from Madagascar is collated from

Monomorium binatu Bolton

WORKER - TL 1.9-2.0 mm (Bolton, 1987).

{Monomorium binatu}

{Monomorium binatu}The photomontage of the holotype is collated from

{Monomorium exchao}

Monomorium exchao Santschi

Type location South Africa(Santschi, 1926b: 235, worker)

Santschi's (1926b) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1987) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.9-2.0 mm (in Bolton, 1987: 387, illustrated).

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