The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium bequaerti Forel

Tetramorium bequaerti Forel

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Tetramorium Bequaerti n. sp., Forel, 1913b: 318, worker) collected at Lake Kabwe, Katanga, by J. Bequaert, 16.vii.1911
junior synonym humile (Tetramorium humile n.sp., Santschi, 1914a: 434, worker & queen) from Tanzania, Morogoro, Viehmeyer
worker & queen described (Bolton, 1980) .


{Tetramorium bequaerti}Forel's (1913b) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1914a) description of humile is at {original description} Arnold (1917: 281) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. The reference to T. blochmanni can be directly read as T. sericeiventre. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 4.3-4.6 mm; separated from similar species, all from eastern or southern Africa by its larger size, short blunt pilosity on all surfaces, and a prominent protuberance at the lower occipital corner; colour dull red, dorsum of alitrunk and petiole with fine punctate-granular sculpturation (Bolton, 1980, illustrated).


{Tetramorium bequaerti}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901248.
Another worker from the type collection can be seen at http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0909124.
Note: a worker from Malawi shown on Antweb is clearly misidentified despite the Bolton label - it is far too small; see http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0217960.

The humile type can be seen at http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0913992

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