The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium eminii (Forel)

Tetramorium eminii (Forel)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ethiopia (Triglyphothrix Eminii n. sp., Forel, 1894b: 79, worker) Sudabessinine, Ilg - see below
junior synonyms
akermani (Triglyphothrix Marleyi Forel var. Akermani n. v., Arnold, 1926: 265, worker) from South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, Dr C Akerman - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0901131
marleyi (Triglyphothrix Marleyi n. sp., Forel, 1914d: 221, worker) from South Africa, Krantz Kloof, H B Marley - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0901131
cinereus (Triglyphothrix cinereus spec. nov., Weber, 1943c: 377, illustrated, worker) from South Sudan, Imatong Mts., 24.vii.1939, N A Weber - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
guillodi (Triglyphothrix guillodi n. sp., Santschi, 1937d: 233, worker) from Angola, Ebanga - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0915005
marthae (Triglyphothrix Marthae n. sp., Forel, 1911e: 265, worker) from Tanzania, Zanzibar - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
mus (Triglyphothrix guillodi Sants. v. mus n. v., Santschi, 1937d: 234, worker) from Angola, Ebanga - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
worker only described see Bolton, 1995) .


{Tetramorium eminii cinereus}Forel's (1894b) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1911e) description of marthae is at {original description}. Forel's (1914d) description of marleyi is at {original description}. Arnold's (1917: 342) translation of marleyi is at {original description}. Arnold's (1926) description of akermani is at {original description}. Santschi's (1937d) descriptions of guillodi and mus are at {original description}. Weber's (1943c) description of cinereus is at {original description}


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


{Tetramorium eminii}Nigeria specimen (as Triglyphothrix species D, Taylor 1980a: 61) WORKER. TL 2.64 mm (2.7-3.6 mm in Bolton, 1976: 324, illustrated, full-face and lateral head; in my guide as (previously Triglyphothrix species D), other dimensions not measured as the specimen was in poor condition.
Colour very dark red-brown. Sculpturation of coarse rugoreticulum on the head, alitrunk and pedicel. Erect hairs trifid and only moderately abundant. Head without marked antennal scrobes. Propodeal spines reduced to short, acute teeth; metapleural lobes similar. Petiole and postpetiole longitudinally compressed.

From Nigeria a single specimen came from the base of a tree in a garden at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, collected by B. Bolton. From Ghana, at Legon (D. Leston). Otherwise, from locations all over sub-Saharan Africa (Bolton, 1976).


{Tetramorium eminii}The photomontage of the type is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0909086.


{Tetramorium eminii}The photomontage is of a worker from Kenya collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0178333.

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