The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium akengense (Wheeler)

Tetramorium akengense (Wheeler)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Xiphomyrmex occidentalis Santschi subspecies akengensis new subspecies, Wheeler, 1922: 194, worker; revived from synonymy with T. occidentale by Hita Garcia, Fischer & Peters, 2010: 43, illustrated worker); worker only known .

Wheeler's (1922) description is at {original description}. The Hita Garcia, Fischer & Peters (2010) re-description is protected by copyright.

Known solely from the type location in Zare. Wheeler (1922) giving the first description of akengensis, noted that it had a "dark brown paper nest", perhaps abandoned by some other species; he noted having a single dealated female from Liberia in his collection which probably belonged to the subspecies. Santschi (1935) also noted a specimen from Kasai, Ngombe, by Dr Schouteden, 9.xi.1921.

{Tetramorium akengense}The photomontage is of a syntype worker from the type collection from Akengi, X.1913, leg. H.O Lang (MCZ, USNM).

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