Galapagos Species Checklist

Monomorium floricola

(Jerdon, 1851)

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Division Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hymenoptera
Suborder Apocrita
Superfamily Vespoidea
Family Formicidae
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Seccion Solenopsidini
Genus Monomorium

Monomorium floricola  (Jerdon, 1851)


English common name: Bicolored trailing ant

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 24 Jan 2014


  • In
  • Na

  • Ac

    Taxon accidentally introduced, naturalized in the wild.

  • Cu
  • Er
  • Es
  • Ic
  • AcQ
    Questionable Accidental
  • NaQ
    Questionable Native


Galapagos island groups: Española, Fernandina, Floreana, Genovesa, Isabela, Marchena, Pinta, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz, Santa Fé, Santiago.

Santa Cruz, Floreana, Genovesa; originally from Cabo Verde

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


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