Monomorium ocellatum

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Monomorium ocellatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. ocellatum
Binomial name
Monomorium ocellatum
Arnold, 1920

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Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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

  • ocellatum. Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) salomonis st. ocelletum Arnold, in Santschi, 1920d: 377 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1926: 229 (q.). Raised to species: Santschi, 1936a: 39; Arnold, 1944: 14; Bolton, 1987: 352.



  • Arnold, G. 1920b. [Untitled. Monomorium (Xeromyrmex) Salomonis L., stirps ocellatum (Arnold).]. P. 377 in: Santschi, F. Formicides africains et américains nouveaux. Ann. Soc. Entomol Fr. 88:361-390. (page 377, worker described)
  • Arnold, G. 1926. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Appendix. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 23: 191-295 (page 229, queen described)
  • Arnold, G. 1944. New species of African Hymenoptera. No. 5. Occas. Pap. Natl. Mus. South. Rhod. 2: 1-38 (page 14, Raised to species)
  • Bolton, B. 1987. A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 54: 263-452 (page 352, Raised to species)
  • Santschi, F. 1936a. Étude sur les fourmis du genre Monomorium Mayr. Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Maroc 16: 32-64 (page 39, Raised to species)