Monomorium antarcticum

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Monomorium antarcticum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. antarcticum
Binomial name
Monomorium antarcticum
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: New Zealand (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Male

Nomenclature

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

  • antarcticum. Atta antarctica Smith, F. 1858b: 167 [not White, A. 1846; see Bolton, 1987: 288] (q.) NEW ZEALAND. Emery, 1887b: 458 (w.m.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1955c: 123 (l.). Combination in Monomorium: Mayr, 1886c: 360; in M. (Notomyrmex): Emery, 1915i: 190; in Notomyrmex: Kusnezov, 1960b: 343; in Chelaner: Ettershank, 1966: 96; in Monomorium: Bolton, 1987: 286. Senior synonym of fulvum: Emery, 1887b: 458; of integrum, nitidum, succineum, suteri: Brown, 1958h: 29; of rapaense: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 62. See also: Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1960b: 16.
  • fulvum. Monomorium fulvum Mayr, 1862: 754 (w.) NEW ZEALAND. Junior synonym of antarcticum: Emery, 1887b: 458.
  • nitidum. Tetramorium nitidum Smith, F. 1876b: 480 (w.q.m.) NEW ZEALAND. Combination in Monomorium: Mayr, 1886c: 363; in M. (Notomyrmex): Emery, 1922e: 169. Junior synonym of antarcticum: Brown, 1958h: 29.
  • suteri. Monomorium suteri Forel, 1892c: 340 (w.q.m.) NEW ZEALAND. Combination in M. (Notomyrmex): Emery, 1922e: 170. Junior synonym of antarcticum: Brown, 1958h: 29.
  • integrum. Monomorium integrum Forel, 1894e: 228 (w.q.m.) NEW ZEALAND. Junior synonym of antarcticum: Brown, 1958h: 29.
  • succineum. Monomorium succineum Stitz, 1911a: 367 (q.) NEW ZEALAND. Combination in M. (Notomyrmex): Emery, 1922e: 170. Junior synonym of antarcticum: Brown, 1958h: 29.
  • rapaense. Monomorium (Notomyrmex) rapaense Wheeler, W.M. 1936f: 10 (w.) RAPA I. Combination in Chelaner: Ettershank, 1966: 97. Junior synonym of antarcticum: Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 62.

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 288, Not White, A. 1846)
  • 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 286, Combination in Monomorium)
  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1958h. A review of the ants of New Zealand. Acta Hymenopterol. 1: 1-50 (page 29, Senior synonym of integrum, nitidum, succineum and suteri)
  • Don, A.W. & Jones, T.H. 1993. The stereochemistry of 3-butyl-5-(5-hexenyl)-pyrrolizidine from populations of Monomorium antarcticum (Smith) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and its possible role as a unique taxonomic character. New Zealand Entomologist, 16, 45-48.
  • Emery, C. 1887g. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 449-464 (page 458, worker, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1887g. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia (continuazione e fine). [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 449-464 (page 458, Senior synonym of fulvum)
  • Emery, C. 1915g. Noms de sous-genres et de genres proposés pour la sous-famille des Myrmicinae. Modifications à la classification de ce groupe (Hymenoptera Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1915: 189-192 (page 190, 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 96, Combination in Chelaner)
  • Kusnezov, N. 1960b [1959]. La fauna de hormigas en el oeste de la Patagonia y Tierra del Fuego. Acta Zool. Lilloana 17: 321-401 (page 343, Combination in Notomyrmex)
  • Mayr, G. 1886c. Notizen über die Formiciden-Sammlung des British Museum in London. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 353-368 (page 360, Combination in Monomorium)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 167, queen described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1955c. The ant larvae of the myrmicine tribe Solenopsidini. Am. Midl. Nat. 54: 119-141 (page 123, larva described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1960b. Supplementary studies on the larvae of the Myrmicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 62: 1-32 (page 16, see also)
  • White, A. 1846. Insects. In: Richardson, J., Gray, J. E. (eds.) The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S., during the years 1839 to 1843. Vol. 2 [part]. London: E. W. Janson, pp. 1-24, pl. 1-6. (negative)
  • Wilson, E. O.; Taylor, R. W. 1967b. The ants of Polynesia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pac. Insects Monogr. 14: 1-109 (page 62, Senior synonym of rapaense)