Monomorium bidentata

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

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • bidentata. Myrmica bidentata Smith, F. 1858b: 124 (w.) INDIA. [Bingham, 1903: 212 suggests that this may belong in Solenopsis.] Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Myrmica: Bolton, 1995b: 277. Combination in Monomorium: Radchenko & Elmes, 2001: 238. [Note. Combination in Monomorium is unconvincing; see note under bidentatum Mayr, below.]

Description

References

  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 212, suggests that this species may belong in Solenopsis)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 277, Unidentifiable to genus; incertae sedis in Myrmica)
  • Radchenko, A. G.; Elmes, G.W. 2001b. A taxonomic revision of the ant genus Myrmica Latreille, 1804 from the Himalaya (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Entomol. Basil. 23: 237-276 (page 238, 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 124, worker described)