The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium agile Arnold

Tetramorium agile Arnold

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Tetramorium agile n. sp., Arnold, 1960b: 455, illustrated, worker) Woodvale - no images on Antweb (May 2016)
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Tetramorium agile}Arnold's (1960b) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 4.0-4.1 mm (Bolton, 1980: 275, not illustrated).

{Tetramorium not agile}The photomontage of a worker shown on Antweb as agile is collated from
This, however, appears to be slightly small; with short scapes, SI = 100, type SI 112-119 (Bolton, 1980); no clear metanotal groove; and, a smaller postpetiole when viewed from above.  The mandibles also appear to be weakly striate as opposed to smooth. In the absence of photos of the type, it cannot be verified.

2007, 2008, 2012. 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.