Monomorium Mayr

Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: 34

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.171144

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DEBCE6E9-17D9-43A3-814B-0C3431DEBF4A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9E2AA724-FFF7-FFF4-FEBF-FDFBC6DFFBA3

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scientific name

Monomorium Mayr
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Genus Monomorium Mayr 

California appears to have a single indigenous species of this genus, M. ergatogyna  , a ground­nesting species which is widely but patchily distributed throughout the state except at high elevations. The reasons for treating M. wheelerorum  as a junior synonym have been discussed above (under “Taxonomic Changes”). The introduced Pharaoh’s ant, M. pharaonis (Linnaeus)  , is a frequent pest in buildings in urban California. A second introduced species, similar to M. pharaonis  but with a more elongate head and more shagreened sculpture, has been collected once in the state (images and locality information on AntWeb).

Species identification: keys in Wheeler and Wheeler (1986g). Additional references: Adams and Traniello (1981), Andersen et al. (1991), Berndt and Eichler (1987), Bolton (1987), DuBois (1986, 2000), Fernández (2005), Heterick (2001), Jones et al. (1982 a, 1982 b), Knight and Rust (1990).