The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium delagoense Forel

Tetramorium delagoense Forel

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Mozambique (Tetramorium simillimum st delagoense, Forel, 1894b: 80, all forms; raised to species Bolton, 1979: 156)
junior synonym madecassum (Forel, 1895c: 248, worker) from Madagascar - see
all forms known .

{Tetramorium delagoense}Forel's (1894b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 331) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Forel's (1895c) description of madecassum is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description and elevation to species (1979: 156) is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.1-2.9 mm (Bolton, 1980: 311, illustrated, side of head only). Note it seems that the striations on the mandibles may be reduced or absent.

The list on the Bolton description page includes specimens now to be found under Tetramorium intextum and Tetramorium zambezium

{Tetramorium delagoense}The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Tetramorium delagoense}The photomontage is collated from
Collection Information: Specimen Code CASENT0102389; Locality South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal: Natal, Umkomaas Riv., Game Farm, ca 35km S Richmond; Collection codes: ANTC4613; Date: 21 Jan 1977; Collected by: WL & DE Brown {included in the Bolton, 1980, list).

{Tetramorium delagoense queen}The photomontage of the type queen is collated from

{Tetramorium delagoense male}The photomontage of the type male is collated from

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