The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium crypticum (Bolton)

Tetramorium crypticum (Bolton)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Triglyphothrix cryptica sp. n., Bolton, 1976: 321, not illustrated, worker; name corrected by Bolton, 1995). Collected from primary forest at Mt. Atewa Forest Reserve (D. Leston, 31.vii.1969), holotype worker and 2 paratype workers only (Bolton, 1976) .


Bolton's description (1976) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.9-2.1 mm; 11-segmented antennae. Most branched hairs trifid but head also with long simple hairs which project far above the level of the branched hairs. Colour black, appendages yellow-brown.


{Tetramorium crypticum}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901141


Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium crypticum
B Taylor det.
Cameroun
A Fotso Kuate
Tetramorium sp9
17.v.2007
Boga
0354'30" N
1125'58"
Pitfall in fallow
1
{album}

{Tetramorium crypticum}The photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun; Boga; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk tetramorium sp 9)

Base colour lighter than given for type and the postpetiole is weakly rugose not smooth but otherwise a good match and distinct from other species.

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