Monomorium venustum

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Monomorium venustum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. venustum
Binomial name
Monomorium venustum
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Monomorium venustum.


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This evenly red species has somewhat variable sculpture with a reticulostriate head, reticulate alitrunk and nodes and more superficially reticulate gaster. The general appearance is smoother and more brightly coloured than Monomorium areniphilum. The petiole is rounded in dorsal view and never wider than long. The intermediate funiculus segments are all slightly longer than wide. There are no subcephalic hairs or suberect dorsal pubescence. The petiole and postpetiole each have one pair of dorsal hairs and the first gastral tergite is bare.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Oman, Syrian Arab Republic.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • venustum. Myrmica venusta Smith, F. 1858b: 126 (w.) SYRIA. André, 1881b: 66 (q.m.). Combination in Monomorium: Roger, 1863b: 32; in M. (Xeromyrmex): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 873.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - HL 0.85-1.10; HW 0.70-0.88; SL 0.75-0.95; EL/HW 0.28-0.33; CI 79-86; SI 106-118.

Type Material