Overview

Comprehensive Description

Taxonomic History

Monomorium minutum r. ebeninum Forel, 1891c PDF: 165 (in text) (w.) ANTILLES. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1893j PDF: 388 (q.); Forel, 1897b PDF: 300 (m.); Wheeler, 1905c PDF: 88 (q.m.).
Raised to species: Forel, 1913m PDF: 218; DuBois, 1986 PDF: 103.
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Biology

Natural History:

In Costa Rica this is a moderately common species in disturbed areas in the seasonally dry northwest portion of the country. I have collected it in Santa Rosa National Park, where I observed workers recruiting to a dead grasshopper on an asphalt road. I also have records from Curu on the Nicoya Peninsula and La Pita on the road from the PanAmerican highway to Monteverde. I have never found a nest of the species.

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Monomorium ebeninum Forel HNS

This species is similar to M. compressum HNS and, to a lesser extent, to M. cyaneum HNS . A characteristic that appears to separate it from similar species is the petiolar profile, which in frontal view is flat to weakly concave.

  • Fernández, F. (2007): Two new South American species of Monomorium Mayr with taxonomic notes on the genus. In: Snelling, R. R., Fisher, B. L., Ward, P. S. (Eds): Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80, 128-145: 134-134, URL:http://plazi.org:8080/dspace/handle/10199/15383
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Distribution

Mexico south to Costa Rica, many Caribbean islands. Uncertain whether native in Costa Rica.

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Taxonomic Treatment

Fernández, F., 2007:
  This species is similar to M. compressum and, to a lesser extent, to M. cyaneum . A characteristic that appears to separate it from similar species is the petiolar profile, which in frontal view is flat to weakly concave.
 
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This species is similar to M. compressum and, to a lesser extent, to M. cyaneum . A characteristic that appears to separate it from similar species is the petiolar profile, which in frontal view is flat to weakly concave.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Monomorium ebeninum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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