Monomorium hannonis

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Monomorium hannonis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. hannonis
Binomial name
Monomorium hannonis
Santschi, 1910

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium hannonis.


Bolton (1987) - A member of the M. setuliferum species group. A very conspicuous and easily recognized member of the group, hannonis is isolated by its combination of dense blanketing reticulate-punctate sculpture and numerous standing hairs on all dorsal surfaces of the body. In other species of the group either hairs are absent from the cephalic dorsum, alitrunk and first gastral tergite in front of the apical transverse row (Monomorium alamarum, Monomorium ebangaense, Monomorium notulum, Monomorium setuliferum) , or sculpture is feeble to absent on the head and alitrunk dorsum (Monomorium havilandi, Monomorium macrops, Monomorium xanthognathum).

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Congo (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • hannonis. Monomorium hannonis Santschi, 1910c: 358 (w.) CONGO. [Misspelled as hammonis by Emery, 1922e: 176.] See also: Bolton, 1987: 368.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Bolton (1987) - TL 2.7-2.8, HL 0.68-0.70, HW 0.60-0.61, CI 86-90, SL 0.52-0.53, SI 85-88, PW 0.39-0.40, AL 0.76-0.78 (3 measured).

Head short and broad (CI, above), the eyes distinctly in front of the midlength of the sides. Maximum diameter of eye 0.22-0.23 x HW, with 8-9 ommatidia in the longest row. Eyes weakly reniform in profile, the anterior angles of the eyes drawn out anteroventrally into a lobe. Metanotal groove shallowly impressed , the propodeum rounding broadly and evenly into the declivity. Postpetiole very swollen in profile, dome-lie and conspicuously much more voluminous than the petiole. In dorsal view the postpetiole more than twice the area of the petiole node but both segments broader than long. All dorsal surfaces of head and body with numerous standing hairs, the hairs subdecumbent on the first gastral tergite but erect to suberect elsewhere. Several pairs of hairs present on the propodeal dorsum. Occipital margin with projecting hairs across the width and on the curve of the occipital corners in full-face view, but none on sides of head where only short appressed pubescence is present. All surfaces of head, alitrunk, petiole, postpetiole and basal third of the first gastral tergite very densely reticulate-punctate, the sculpture sharply defined. Punctures fading out to superficial reticulation posteriorly on the first gastral tergite. Colour brown, the gaster slightly darker in shade than the head and alitrunk.

Type Material

Bolton (1987) - Syntype workers, Congo: Brazzaville (A. Weiss) (Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel; Musee Royal de I' Afrique Centrale) [examined].