Monomorium hesperium

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Monomorium hesperium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. hesperium
Binomial name
Monomorium hesperium
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels

At a Glance • Ergatoid queen  




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Bolton (1986) described ergatoid queens in this species, and referred to them as 'apterous queens' because of small degree of thorax simplification


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

  • hesperium. Monomorium hesperium Emery, 1895b: 66, fig. 3 (w.) SPAIN (Canary Is). Espadaler & Agosti, 1985: 295 (q.). See also: Bolton, 1987: 294. Current subspecies: nominal plus lanzarotense.

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


Type Material

Bolton (1987) - Holotype worker, Canary Islands: no loco (Alluaud) (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa) [examined].