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Species: Monomorium minimum   (Buckley, 1866) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Myrmica (Monomorium) minima Buckley, 1866 PDF: 338 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Monomorium: Emery, 1895d PDF: 274.
Revived status as species: Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 562; Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 115; Wheeler, 1914c PDF: 42; Dennis, 1938 PDF: 279.
Senior synonym of Monomorium atra: Emery, 1895d PDF: 274; of Monomorium metoecus: Brown, in Ettershank, 1966 PDF: 90.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:



Virtually ubiquitous in grassland and drier wooded habitats

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Monomorium minimum   Fernández, F., 2007, Two new South American species of Monomorium Mayr with taxonomic notes on the genus., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 128-145: 137, (download) 137 21280
Monomorium minimum   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 42, (download) 42 21367
Monomorium   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 14, (download) 14 21008

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 15 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 7 times found in Black oak dunes, 6 times found in oak woodland, 5 times found in Desert canyon forest, 4 times found in Pinyon-Cedar-oak woodland, 4 times found in Tropical Brushland, 3 times found in Ponderosa pine-oak forest, 3 times found in Mixed grass prairie, 3 times found in Cottonwood-willow forest, 3 times found in short grass prairie, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 17 times under rock, 3 times olive oil bait, 2 times nest, 1 times under stone, 2 times hawkweed, 1 times under stone with brood, 1 times under dung, 1 times under boulder, 1 times strays, 1 times on vegetation, 1 times on cypress stump, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 20 times direct collection, 3 times pitfall, 2 times sweeping, 1 times sifting, 1 times at bait|sugar, 1 times bait trap, 1 times Ground Trap 5.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2830 meters, 1424 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: fmnhins0000083017, fmnhins0000083018, fmnhins0000083019; Paratype, Paratype, Paratype(s): fmnhins0000077016

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