Monomorium chilense

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Monomorium chilense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. chilense
Binomial name
Monomorium chilense
Fernández, 2007

MCZ-ENT00031555 Megalomyrmex bicolor hal.jpg

MCZ-ENT00031555 Megalomyrmex bicolor had.jpg

Specimen Label


This species nests under rocks or in dead branches of dead, standing trees. Ground nests are typically one or two chambers. Mature colonies contain a single queen and up to 500 workers.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Chile (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • bicolor. Megalomyrmex bicolor Ettershank, 1965: 55, figs. 1-5 (w.l.) CHILE. Combination in Nothidris: Snelling, R.R. 1975: 3; in Monomorium: Fernández, in Heterick, 2006: 79. [Junior secondary homonym of bicolor Emery, above.] Replacement name: chilensis Fernández, 2007b: 132. See also: Kempf, 1970b: 359.
  • chilense. Monomorium chilensis Fernández, 2007b: 132. Replacement name for bicolor Ettershank, 1965: 55. [Junior secondary homonym of bicolor Emery, 1877b: 368.]



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Kempf W. W. 1970. Catálogo das formigas do Chile. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) 23: 17-43.
  • Kempf W. W. 1970. Taxonomic notes on ants of the genus Megalomyrmex Forel, with the description of new species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Studia Entomologica 13: 353-364.
  • Snelling R. R., and J. H. Hunt. 1975. The ants of Chile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Revista Chilena de Entomología 9: 63-129.