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Friday, June 03, 2011

Monomorium

Monomorium pharaonis is the most famous species of this genus being a pest and nuisance ants in most South Asian household. When I was young, Monomorium destructor was also a huge pest due mainly to their large numbers forming endless marching columns on walls and sides of floors. Their lines stretches over several household and buildings. But thanks to cheap and potent pesticides they are near extinct from urban and semi urban areas where their once ubiqutious lines stretching across houses and buildings are now rarely seen. Generally Monomorium are polygynous and many species of Monomorium are monomorphic but not all.

Monomorium pharaonis.
 Monomorium pharaonis.

Monomorium destructor (senior synonym Trichomyrmex destructor — Jerdon 1851) aka Singapore ant.
Monomorium destructor
 Monomorium destructor.
Close-up photo of Monomorium destructor



Monomorium Sp1.


Monomorium Sp2.
 This is a small species (measuring at 1.6 millimeters) even as Monomorium are small ants.









Monomorium Sp3.
Here is another small species of Monorium. This species measured at 1.4 millimeters.
Here is another small species of Monorium. This species measured at 1.4 millimeters


 The queen and some female alates and worker of Monomorium sp.



The male of this small monomorium species.

The male of monomorium ant with workers and larvae.



Monomorium Sp4.
This species resembles Monomorium floricola. Typical of Monomorium this species is monomorphic and polygynous.
This species resembles Monomorium floricola



A bicolor Monomorium species. Photo below of nest with queen.


A Monomorium floricola look alike.

Monomorium floricola
Workers of Monomorium floricola. Like many of the Monomorium genus, Monomorium floricola are polygynous and monomorphic.

Monomorium floricola



See also:
Monomorium destructor (Trichomyrmex destructor)
Monomorium pharaonis
Monomorium floricola



Taxonomy
(no rank) Root 1
(Top Node) Cellular organism 131567
Superkingdom: Eukaryota 2759 [Domain]
(no rank) Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208
(no rank) Eumetazoa 6072
(no rank) Bilateria 33213
(no rank) Coelomata 33316
(no rank) Protosomia 33317
(no rank) Panarthropoda 88770
Phylum: Arthropoda 6656
(no rank) Mandibulata 197563
(no rank) Pancrustacea 197562
Superclass: Hexapoda 6960
Class: Insecta 50557
(no rank) Dicondylia 85512
(no rank) Pterygota 7496
Subclass: Neoptera 33340
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
(no rank) Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Myrmicinae 34695
Tribe: Solenopsidini 144017
Genus: Monomorium 55077
Species: floricola 612295
               pharaonis 307658

Tribe: Crematogastrini 144004
Genus: Trichomyrmex 1652995
Species: destructor 369170
(this will be remove when I have some time)

Last Updated:  2016 06 28
First Posted: 2011 06 03
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