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Species: Monomorium ebeninum   Forel, 1891 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Monomorium minutum r. ebeninum Forel, 1891c PDF: 165 (in text) (w.) ANTILLES. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1893j PDF: 388 (q.); Forel, 1897b PDF: 300 (m.); Wheeler, 1905c PDF: 88 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Forel, 1913m PDF: 218; DuBois, 1986 PDF: 103.


Region: Florida, United States
Region: Bahamas, Barbados, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States Virgin Islands
Region: Florida Keys, Port of Entry

Distribution Notes:

Mexico south to Costa Rica, many Caribbean islands. Uncertain whether native in Costa Rica.


Natural History:

In Costa Rica this is a moderately common species in disturbed areas in the seasonally dry northwest portion of the country. I have collected it in Santa Rosa National Park, where I observed workers recruiting to a dead grasshopper on an asphalt road. I also have records from Curu on the Nicoya Peninsula and La Pita on the road from the PanAmerican highway to Monteverde. I have never found a nest of the species.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in littoral scrub, 1 times found in scrubby 2nd growth, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 2 times found in 2º wet forest, 2 times found in abandoned garden, 1 times found in agricultural area near forest, 1 times found in tropical dry scrub, 0 times found in Tropical hardwood forest, 2 times found in Port of entry, 1 times found in scrub forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 7 times search, 4 times Winkler, 4 times hand collection, 3 times bait, 4 times MiniWinkler, 3 times hand collecting, 0 times On tree trunk, 0 times At bait, 2 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times baiting, 1 times Berlese, ...

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1560 meters, 293 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Monomorium ebeninum: casent0908695; paralectotype of Monomorium ebeninum: casent0908696

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