The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium clunum Forel

Tetramorium clunum Forel

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Tetramorium setuliferum Em. r cluna n. stirps, Forel, 1913j: 218, worker) Willowmore, Cape, Dr H Brauns
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Forel's (1913j) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 292) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.


{Tetramorium clunum}WORKER - TL 3.9-4.6 mm (Bolton, 1980: 244, illustrated). NOTE - the original description, and Bolton's key couplet 32, has the colour as blackish-brown to black; in the text (p 244), Bolton has the colour as dull reddish brown or brown. The latter seems likely to be an error. It has to be said that Bolton's description clashes with that of Forel and the enlarged translation by Arnold. For instance Arnold has the propodeum as shallowly concave and the spines barely as long as the interval between the bases; the petiole is described as wider in front; the appressed scales are described as smaller less abundant and golden rather than silvery. Bolton has the propodeal spines as acute, strongly developed; the petiole as distinctly broader behind than in front; the appressed scales as glittering silvery. It seems that some transposition of information may have taken place.

Type collection from Willowmore, Cape Province, by H Brauns, xii.1912.


{Tetramorium clunum} The photomontage is of a syntype worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901182.

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