The Ants of Africa
Genus Terataner
Terataner luteus (Emery)

Terataner luteus (Emery)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Atopomyrmex luteus n. sp., Emery, 1899e; in Terataner, Emery 1912: 103) collector L. Conradt
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Terataner luteus}Emery's (1899e) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1981b) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 5.0-5.8 mm; very similar to elegans but a uniform dull yellow and the pronotum is broader than long, with the sides of the pronotum distinctly convex, and the head with only slight sculpturation (Bolton, 1981b, illustrated).

Wheeler (1922) listed it also from Cameroun, at Mundame (Conradt). Only other findings are listed by Bolton (1981b, illustrated) as from Ghana, at Kade and Bunso (D. Leston).

{Terataner luteus} The photomontage is collated from Collection details - Locality: Central African Republic: Prefecture Sangha-MbaéréParc National Dzanga-Ndoki, Mabéa Bai, 21.4 km 53° NE Bayanga; 03°02'00"N 016°24'36"E 510m
Collection Information: Collection codes: BLF4059 Date: 1-7 May 2001 Collected by: B.L.Fisher Method: EC15 ex dead twig above ground
Habitat: rainforest

The holotype can be seen at

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