Monomorium smithii

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Monomorium smithii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. smithii
Binomial name
Monomorium smithii
Forel, 1892

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Zealand (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.

  • smithii. Monomorium smithii Forel, 1892c: 342 (w.q.m.) NEW ZEALAND. Combination in M. (Notomyrmex): Emery, 1922e: 170; in Chelaner: Ettershank, 1966: 97; in Monomorium: Taylor, 1987b: 5. See also: Brown, 1958h: 34.

Syntype worker from Ashburton, New Zealand, W.W. Smith, MCZ Cotype 22851 (New Zealand Arthropod Collection, reported by Berry, 1991).

Description

References

  • Barry, J.C. 1991. Hymenoptera primary types in the New Zealand Arthropod Collection. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 18, 323-341.
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958h. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 1-50 (page 34, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 170, Combination in M. (Notomyrmex))
  • Ettershank, G. 1966. A generic revision of the world Myrmicinae related to Solenopsis and Pheidologeton (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Aust. J. Zool. 14: 73-171 (page 97, Combination in Chelaner)
  • Forel, A. 1892c. Die Ameisen Neu-Seelands. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 8: 331-343 (page 342, worker, queen, male described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1987b. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). First supplement, 10 July, 1987. CSIRO Div. Entomol. Rep. 41(Suppl. .1: 1-5 (page 5, Combination in Monomorium)