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Species: Monomorium (monomorium) floricola   (Jerdon, 1851) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Monomorium floricola furina, Monomorium floricola philippinense, Monomorium floricola philippinensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Atta floricola Jerdon, 1851 PDF: 107 (w.) INDIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1893j PDF: 388 (q.m.); Wheeler, 1905c PDF: 88 (q.m.); Donisthorpe, 1914a PDF: 136 (gynandromorph); Crawley, 1920d PDF: 217 (gynandromorph); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1955c PDF: 121 (l.).
Combination in Monomorium: Mayr, 1879 PDF: 671.
See also: Solis, Fox, Kato, et al. 2010: 15.

Distribution:

Cabo Verde

Biology:

Natural History:

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.

Notes:

(Dutch vernacular name: Aziatische faraomier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
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
Monomorium floricola   Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 33, (download) 33 21367
Monomorium floricola   Forel, A., 1895, Nouvelles fourmis de diverses provenances, surtout d'Australie., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 39, pp. 41-49: -1, (download) -1 3954
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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 27 times found in coastal scrub, 42 times found in tropical moist forest, 21 times found in urban garden, 21 times found in urban/garden, 1 times found in port of entry/city, 11 times found in rainforest, 9 times found in dry forest, 2 times found in La Selva, 11 times found in mature wet forest, 9 times found in tropical dry forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 57 times MiniWinkler, 16 times search, 1 times hand collection, bait, recruiting to, 4 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 9 times Winkler, 9 times aspirating; PB bait, 8 times aspirating; PB & maple syrup bait, 9 times Malaise, 5 times beating low vegetation, 4 times aspirated, 3 times Malaise trap, 1 trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1400 meters, 142 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Monomorium angusticlava: castype06928; paralectotype of Momonorium angusticalava: casent0010954; syntype of Monomorium floricola furina: casent0908699; syntype of Monomorium floricola philippinensis: casent0908698

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