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Species Monomorium minimum - Little Black Ant

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Solenopsidini
Genus Monomorium
Species minimum (Little Black Ant)
Pronunciation
Monomorium minima Buckley 1867 (Myrmica
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Monomorium minimum (Buckley)
Orig. Comb: Myrmica minima Buckley 1867
Range
Native, se Canada to S. Amer.
Habitat
Virtually ubiquitous in grassland and drier wooded habitats - AntWeb
Print References
Buckley, S.B. 1867. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 335-350.
Mackay, W. and E. MacKay. 2002. The ants of New Mexico (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York. 400 pp.
Ward, P.S. 2005. A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 936: 1-68.
Internet References
Little Black Ant - Texas A&M