Monomorium effractor

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Monomorium effractor
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Solenopsidini
Genus: Monomorium
Species: M. effractor
Binomial name
Monomorium effractor
Bolton, 1987

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Specimen Labels


A parasite known from a few individuals found long ago. It has been not collected in over 100 years.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality).

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.

  • wroughtoni. Wheeleriella wroughtoni Forel, 1910a: 7 (q.m.) INDIA. [Junior secondary homonym of Monomorium wroughtoni Forel, above.] Replacement name: Monomorium effractor Bolton, 1987: 292. Combination in Monomorium: Ettershank, 1966: 93.
  • effractor. Monomorium effractor Bolton, 1987: 292. Replacement name for Wheeleriella wroughtoni Forel, 1910a: 7. [Junior secondary homonym of Monomorium wroughtoni Forel, 1902c: 209.]

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


Type Material

Bolton (1987) - Syntype females, males, India: Poona, 24.v.1890, and 7.iv.1891 (R. Wroughton) (The Natural History Museum; Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève) [examined]. (Junior secondary homonym of Monomorium wroughtoni Forel, 1902: 209.)