Monomorium rhopalocerum

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Monomorium rhopalocerum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. rhopalocerum
Binomial name
Monomorium rhopalocerum
Emery, 1895

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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.

  • hottentota. Monomorium minutum subsp. hottentota Emery, 1895h: 26 (q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of rhopalocerum: Bolton, 1987: 407.
  • rhopalocerum. Monomorium rhopalocerum Emery, 1895h: 25, pl. 2, fig 29 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Senior synonym of hottentota, leimbachi: Bolton, 1987: 407.
  • leimbachi. Monomorium leimbachi Forel, 1914d: 246 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of rhopalocerum: Bolton, 1987: 407.



  • 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 407, Senior synonym of hottentota and leimbachi)
  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 25, pl. 2, fig. 29 worker described)