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Species: Monomorium albopilosum   Emery, 1895 

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Monomorium albopilosum clarithorax, Monomorium albopilosum diserta, Monomorium albopilosum fingo, Monomorium albopilosum paucipilosa, Monomorium albopilosum paucipilosum, Monomorium albopilosum thales

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Monomorium albopilosum Emery, 1895i PDF: 24 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Monomorium (Xeromyrmex): Santschi, 1919b PDF: 235.
Senior synonym of Monomorium clarithorax, Monomorium fingo, Monomorium paucipilosa, Monomorium thales: Bolton, 1987 PDF: 335.

Distribution:


African Region: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56

Monomorium albopilosumHNS, n. sp.

- [[ worker ]]. Elongata, fusco-picea, mandibulis et articulationibus ferrugineis, pilis longis, subtilibus, albidis hirta, capite thoraceque confertissime punctatis, opacis, pedunculo subtilius punctata, subnitido, abdomine reliquo nitido, caerulescente, extrema basi punctato, capite elongato, clypeo emarginato, antennis gracilibus, scapo marginem occipitis superante, thoracis sutura meso-metanotali leviter impressa, pedunculi nodis subaequalibus, pedibus nitidis, pilosis. - Long. 3 - 3 1 / 2 mill.

- Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Makapan; Leribe (Weitzecker).

Appartient au groupe de M. SalomonisHNS; distinct de tous par sa taille elancee, sa tete allongee et surtout par les poils longs et blanchatres qui herissent tout son corps, y compris les scapes et les pattes.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 31 times found in grassland, 2 times found in Protea - Tristachya Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Lydenburgia - Vitex Open Woodland on hillslope (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 1 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld)

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 19 times Pitfall trap, 18 times Hand Collected, 8 times winkler

Elevations: collected from 100 - 1690 meters, 1336 meters average

Type specimens: paratype of Monomorium albopilosum fingo: casent0902193; syntype of Monomorium albopilosum clarithorax: casent0902192; syntype of Monomorium albopilosum thales: casent0902194; syntype of Monomorium albopilosus: casent0904600; syntype of Monomorium albopilosum thales: casent0908725; syntype of Monomorium albopilosum clarithorax: casent0913549; syntype of Monomorium albopilosum paucipilosa: casent0913550

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