The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium agnum (Santschi)

Tetramorium agnum (Santschi)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zaïre (Triglyphothrix agna, Santschi, 1935a: 264, illustrated, worker; in revision of Triglyphothrix, by Bolton, 1976: 247, not illustrated; 1985), collected at Bikoro by Dr Schouteden, 28.ii.1921; holotype worker only .

{Tetramorium agnum}Santschi's (1935a) description is at {original description} Bolton's modern description (1976) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.8 mm (Santschi); TL 3.5 mm (Bolton, 1976). Santschi description - colour brown black except thorax and base of gaster brown rust; clypeus, mandibles, antennae and femora red to brown. Totally lacking antennal scrobes and propodeal spines. Sculpturation of head is overall sinuous longitudinal rugae, centrally more raised and straighter; anastomosing on the occipitum to give a dense reticulum, also found on the dorsum of thorax and pedicel. Gaster smooth except for fine puncturation. Abundant pubescence all over of trifid or quadrifid hairs.

Also found at Eala, Zaïre, by Dr Schouteden.

{Tetramorium agnum}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium agnum
B Taylor det.
E Zassi

03°20'12.0" S
015°28'43.6" E
Village Mah; 24h pitfall trap


{Tetramorium agnum}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Réserve de Lésio-Louna, Village Mah; collector Eric Zassi (pitfall trap 03, t 2).

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