The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium amentete Bolton

Tetramorium amentete Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1980: 266, illustrated, alitrunk and pedicel).

Collected at CRIG (20.viii.1970) from a rotten branch on the ground by Bolton himself, together with four paratype workers. Other Ghana findings listed by Bolton include at Kukurantumi and Asamankese (D. Leston), Mampong (P.M. Room) and Kade (J. Majer). Recently described as widespread (106 workers from 8 sites) in leaf litter by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b) .

{Tetramorium amentete}Bolton's description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.1-3.6 mm; has a distinctive petiole shape. Median portion of clypeus with three longitudinal carinae. Much of body with distinct rugulation. All dorsal surfaces with abundant, long acute hairs. Colour black, appendages dark brown .

From Ivory Coast, at ORSTOM (W.L. Brown, 7.i.1963), Divo (C.A. Collingwood) and Tai Forest (T. Diomande, 9.viii.1975).

{Tetramorium amentete}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium amentete
B Taylor det.
E Poirier
PF 1
Nimba County
0733’38" N
0832’33" E
Pitfall trap
Degraded secondary forest
518 m asl


{Tetramorium amentete}The photomontage is of a worker from Liberia, Yekepa;  collector E Poiriet (Yekepa PF 1).

2007, 2008, 2013 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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