The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium asetyum Bolton

Tetramorium asetyum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Bolton, 1980: 324, illustrated, head only; worker & queen) .

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

WORKER - TL 3.9-4.1 mm; characterised by abundant pilosity projecting from the sides of the head behind the eyes. Scapes long. Median clypeal carina sharply developed and conspicuous. All dorsal surfaces densely clothed with erect or suberect hairs. Colour uniform dark brown, with a reddish tint (Bolton, 1980).

Savannah species, found at Mokwa (C. Longhurst, 29.iv.1977), and described by from the holotype, 4 paratype workers and two females (one alate).

{Tetramorium asetyum} The photomontage is of the holotype collated from

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