Tetramorium bequaerti Forel
Type location Zaïre
(Tetramorium Bequaerti n. sp.,
Forel, 1913b: 318, worker) collected at Lake Kabwe, Katanga, by J.
junior synonym humile (Tetramorium
humile n.sp., Santschi, 1914a:
434, worker & queen) from Tanzania, Morogoro, Viehmeyer
worker & queen
described (Bolton, 1980) .
description is at . Santschi's (1914a)
description of humile
is at Arnold (1917: 281) gave
a translation, this is at . The reference to T. blochmanni
can be directly read as T. sericeiventre. Bolton's modern
description (1980) is at .
WORKER - TL 4.3-4.6 mm; separated from similar species,
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).