Monomorium concolor

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Monomorium concolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. concolor
Binomial name
Monomorium concolor
Zhou, 2001

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium concolor.

Identification

Zhou (2001) - Similar to Monomorium chinense, but differs from the latter in head distinctly longer than broad, CI < 85; propodeum not laterally impressed, basal face of propodeum roundly runing into declivity; concolored.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • concolor. Monomorium concolor Zhou, 2001b: 114, 234, figs. 202, 203 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype worker: TL 1.6, HL 0.42, HW 0.32, CI 76, SL 0.28, SI 87, PW 0.22, AL 0.42, ED 0. 07.

Head longer than broad, with substraight sides and slightly concave occipital border. Masticatary margin of mandible with 4 teeth. Median of clypeus convex, its anterior border straight, distinctly denticulate laterally. Antennal scapes not reaching occipital border. Eyes small, slightly convex. Dorsum of pronotum and mesonotum roundly convex; mesopropodeal suture deeply impressed; propodeum not laterally compressed, basal face roundly i:uning into declivity. Petiolar node high, sub triangular in profile view, roundly convex at tip, longer than postpetiole which rounded and lower than petiolar node, and as broad as petiolar node in dorsal view. Gaster oval, anterior border straight in dorsal view.

Smooth and shining in the entire body. Erect hairs moderately dense, mixed up with decumbent short hairs on head; antennal scapes and dorsum of hind tibia with abundant suberect hairs.

Concolor brown.

Paratypes 17 workers: TL 1.4~1.7, HL 0.35~0.42, HW 0.28~0.34, CI 75~85, SL 0.24~0.28, SI 83~87, PW 0.18~0.22, AL 0.38~0.42, ED 0.06~0.07.

Type Material

Holotype worker, Quanzhou County, Guangxi, 12.IX.1995, Shanyi Zhou leg. Paratypes: 5 worker, data as holotype; 4 workers, Xin An County, Guangxi, 11.IX.1995; 3 workers, Liuzhou City, Guangxi, 22.IX.1995; Huaping Natural Reserve, Guangxi, 8.VII.1995. All specimens were collected by Shanyi Zhou.

References

  • Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press. 255 pp. (page 114, 324, figs. 202, 203 worker described)