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This species is very common and occurs in and around houses and in low second growth vegetation almost anywhere in the country where ants occur. It nests opportunistically in any small cavity, usually in the low arboreal zone, and may become a house pest. Almost all the nests I have observed have been polygynous, with up to 7 dealate queens.
|Monomorium floricola||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: 134, (download)||134||21280|
|Monomorium floricola||Forel, A., 1893, Formicides de l'Antille St. Vincent. Récoltées par Mons. H. H. Smith., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1893, pp. 333-418: 388-389, (download)||388-389||3948|
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|Monomorium floricola||Heterick, B. E., 2006, A revision of the Malagasy ants belonging to genus Monomorium Mayr, 1855 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57, pp. 69-202: 122-125, (download)||122-125||21061|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 42 times found in tropical moist forest, 27 times found in coastal scrub, 20 times found in dry forest, 28 times found in rainforest, 21 times found in urban garden, 21 times found in urban/garden, 1 times found in port of entry/city, 2 times found in La Selva, 9 times found in tropical dry forest, 9 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 53 times ex dead twig above ground, 66 times ex sifted leaf litter, 37 times on low vegetation, 23 times Malaise trap, 2 times recruiting to bait, 10 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 11 times ground forager(s), 8 times ex rotten log, 5 times ex rot pocket above ground, 1 times unshaded tree, 3 times 1 square meter of sifted leaf litter, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 57 times MiniWinkler, 16 times search, 19 times M, 2 times H, 12 times Winkler, 8 times GC, 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 9 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, 10 times Malaise, 8 times hand collected|aspirator>bait trap|peanut butter, maple syrup, 4 times hand collecting, ...
Elevations: collected from 1 - 1980 meters, 163 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype of Monomorium specularis: casent0916008; paralectotype of Momonorium angusticalava: casent0010954; syntype of Monomorium angusticlava: castype06928; syntype of Monomorium floricola furina: casent0908699; syntype of Monomorium floricola philippinensis: casent0908698; syntype of Monomorium floricola furina: casent0917813