Monomorium

Mohamed, S., Zalat, S. & Fadl, H., 2001, Taxonomy of ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected by pitfall traps from Sinai and Delta region, Egypt., Egyptian Journal of Natural History 3, pp. 40-61: 52

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Monomorium
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Genus Monomorium  HNS  Mayr, 1855

Monomorium  HNS  Mayr,1855: Verh. zool. Bot. Ges. Wien.5:452.

Type-species: Monomorium minutum Mayr  HNS  , 1855: Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien.5: 453.

Distribution: Palaearctic, Ethiopian, Oriental, Australian, Polynesian, Nearctic & Neotropical regions.

Key to species

1- Antennae with terminal funiculus segment longer than the two preceeding segments together (Fig.36), unicolourous, body entirely dark black, dorsum of alitrunk without projecting hairs (Fig.37) ........................ ........................ M. carbonarium (Smith)  HNS 

- Antennae with terminal funiculus segment shorter than the two preceeding segments together (Fig. 38); bicolourous, head, alitrunk, nodes and appendages red, gaster black; dorsum of alitrunk with projecting hairs (Fig. 39)......... M. niloticum Emery  HNS