The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium doriae Emery

Tetramorium doriae Emery

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Eritrea (Tetramorium Doriae n. sp., Emery, 1881b: 530, worker) Assab
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Emery's (1881b) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980, with type location Ethiopia) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.2-3.8 mm (Bolton, 1980: 277, not illustrated).


{Tetramorium doriae} The photomontage is of a worker from Yemen (Aden) collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0904844. On the Antweb site it is designated as a syntype, although there is no "type" label in the photographs.  The location is not as reported by Emery, whose report is titled as dealing with a "Voyage to Assab on the Red Sea, by G Doria and O Beccari.  The vessel on which they travelled did anchor at Aden and they described making a shore excursion.  Emery reported identifying "T. simillimum" from Aden, without giving any other information.  No-one with the name "Simon" is mentioned in the report. Emery includes E Simon collecting ants from Botswana (1895h), Lesotho (1921d) and South Africa (1895h, 1899e, 1905d).

Note: this (assuming the Antweb scales are correct) has TL ca. 2.8 mm, HW 0.57, HL 0.7, SL 0.6; whereas Bolton gave TL 3.2-3.8, HW 0.66-0.72, HL 0.78-0.90, SL 0.69-0.80; the eyes also are too small, 0.24 X HW (B 0.31-0.33); so something is wrong.  The "Arabia" worker he listed and measured (see below) matches his dimensions but lokks quite different to this worker, which Bolton listed as a syntype that he examined.


{Tetramorium doriae} The photomontage is of a worker from Arabia collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0280911. This was listed by Bolton (1980) and appears to fit his dimensions, HW 0.71, HL 0.91, SL 0.71

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