Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium nuptualis.
Bolton (1987) - A member of the M. boerorum complex in the M. monomorium species group. This species resembles a small, lighter coloured and relatively larger-eyes version of Monomorium paternum, to which it is closely related.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- nuptualis. Monomorium oscaris var. nuptualis Forel, 1913j: 216 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Raised to species: Bolton, 1987: 403.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Bolton (1987) - TL 1.8, HL 0.46, HW 0.36, CI 78, SL 0.32, SI 89, PW 0.24, AL 0.46 (one of two Syntypes measured, head of second syntype crushed).
Clypeal carinae conspicuous, widely divergent anteriorly and running to the anterior margin. Prominent median portion of clypeus narrowly indented at site of median seta; the anterior margin of the prominent portion rounding into the lateral margins, the two not separated by sharp angles or projecting denticles. Maximum diameter of eye 0.22 x HW, with 5 ommatidia in the longest row. In full-face view the eyes far in front of the midlength of the sides and the scapes, when laid straight back from their insertions, failing to reach the occipital margin. Head subrectangular in full-face view, slightly narrower behind than in front and with a broad, medially concave occipital margin. With the alitrunk in profile the promesonotum forming a low shallow curve, the mesonotum sloping evenly and gradually backwards to the metanotal groove, not suddenly descending to meet it. Metanotal groove scarcely impressed, forming only the shallowest of indentations in the surface; metanotal cross-ribs very short and feeble. Propodeal dorsum shallowly convex, highest just behind the metanotal groove, then evenly downcurved posteriorly. Propodeal spiracle minute and pinhole-like. Petiole node thickly and bluntly subconical, the posterior face somewhat more convex than the anterior. Subpetiolar process a conspicuous anteroventral strip. Postpetiole smaller, lower and more bluntly rounded than petiole in profile; in dorsal view both nodes appearing thickly subglobular. All dorsal surfaces of head and body with standing hairs, the syntypes somewhat abraded but the promesonotum probably with 4-5 pairs of hairs in life. Sculpture absent apart from minute hair-pits and the feeble metanotal cross-ribs. Colour glossy light brown to yellowish brown.
Bolton (1987) - Syntype workers, Zimbabwe: Bembesi, no. 146 (G. Arnold) (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève) [examined].
- Bolton, B. 1987. A review of the Solenopsis genus-group and revision of Afrotropical Monomorium Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Entomology. 54: 263-452. PDF. (page 403, Raised to species)
- Forel, A. 1913k. Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und Anderen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1913(Su Suppl: 203-225 (page 216, worker described)