Monomorium opacior

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Monomorium opacior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. opacior
Binomial name
Monomorium opacior
Forel, 1913

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe (type locality).

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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • opacior. Monomorium salomonis var. opacior Forel, 1913j: 216 (in text) (w.) ZIMBABWE. [First available use of Monomorium salomonis r. junodi var. opacior Forel, 1913a: 136; unavailable name.] Arnold, 1916: 220 (q.). Subspecies of salomonis: Arnold, 1916: 220; Stitz, 1923: 156. Raised to species and senior synonym of opacior Bolton: Bolton, 1995b: 265.
  • opacior. Monomorium opacior Bolton, 1987: 352 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Material of the unavailable name serenum referred here by Bolton, 1987: 352. Junior synonym of opacior Forel: Bolton, 1995b: 265.

Description

References

  • 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, worker described)
  • 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, Material of the unavailable name serenum referred here: )
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 265, Junior synonym of opacior Forel)
  • Arnold, G. 1916. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part II. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 159-270 (page 220, queen described)
  • Arnold, G. 1916. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part II. Ponerinae, Dorylinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 159-270 (page 220, Variety of salomonis)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 265, Raised to species, and senior synonym of opacior Bolton:)
  • Forel, A. 1913a. Fourmis de Rhodesia, etc. récoltées par M. G. Arnold, le Dr. H. Brauns et K. Fikendey. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 57: 108-147 (page 136, [First available use of Monomorium salomonis r. junodi var. opacior Forel, 1913a: 136; unavailable name.] )
  • Forel, A. 1913k. Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und Anderen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1913(Su Suppl: 203-225 (page 216, (in text) worker described)
  • Stitz, H. 1923. Hymenoptera, VII. Formicidae. Beitr. Kennt. Land- Süsswasserfauna Dtsch.-Südwestafr. 2: 143-167 (page 156, Variety of salomonis)