The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium dogieli Karavaiev

Tetramorium dogieli Karavaiev

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Karavaiev, 1931d: 48, illustrated, worker) - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Tetramorium dogieli}Karavaiev's (1931d) description is at {original description}. Bolton's note, which has no description, (1980) is at {original description}. Bolton's (1980) diagnosis, extracted from his key, is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.5 mm.

Type collection from Naivasha, by Dogiel & Sokolov. Karavaiev's description draws similarities with Tetramorium squaminode. The Bolton key separation (couplet 51) has "mandibles closely and coarsely longitudinally striate" but Karavaiev has "Mandiblen fein längsgestricheit", i.e. fine longitudinal striation. He also noted the colour as yellowish brown with the antenna, mandibles, legs, spines and underside of the gaster lighter.Karavaiev also has the petiole and postpetiole as "glatt und glänzend", i.e. smooth and shiny. which appears to contradict the weak patterns on his drawing.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium dogieli
B Taylor det.
V Grebennikov

Usambara Mts
5°05' S
38°38' E
Amani NR, Zigi Lodge, 2200 m


{Tetramorium dogieli}The photomontage is of two specimens collected from the Usambara Mts, Tanzania; Zigi Lodge, Amani NR; collector Vasily Grebennikov.

Worker: TL ca 2.5 mm, HL 0.62, HW 0.5, CI = 0.81, SL 0.42, SI = 84, PW 0.42. These specimens appear to match Karavaiev's description and drawings, although the petiole node is more nodiform than it is squamiform. With more lateral illumination, however, the petiole does appear angular. The weak patterning on the petiole and postpetiole also can be seen. The mandibles are paler and almost smooth. 

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